The Wednesday’s Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

Member book review by Mae Velazquez

Wednesday Sisters

The Wednesday’s Sisters by Meg Waite Clayton

3.75-stars

Overall, I give it 3.75 out of 5; not quite the 4 simply because I wanted to give up on it for the first few chapters. I am beyond glad I did not.
It begins in the 1960’s, and is set mainly in California. Five women (Frankie, Linda, Brett, Ally and Kath) meet, while taking their kids to the park. It was their love of reading, and wondering why Brett wore white gloves (which was not fashionable according to the book), which brought them together. One thing lead to another, and they began a writing group-initially meeting together on Wednesdays. Through celebrating each others triumphs, helping with hardships, and learning each others’ secrets-they become the best of friends.
I honestly wanted to stop reading up until about the 8th chapter; simply because I just couldn’t get into it. It is written from Frankie’s point of view; with most of it written as a remembrance going forward. However, there would be moments (without warning) where it would flip to more of a reminisce sort of rambling, of looking back (versus going forward). By chapter 10, the hook was sunk and I was caught up with wanting to read it.
I loved how each of the 5 women grow individually, and as friends. I loved how you see glimpses of their secrets, but can’t truly put your finger on it until the writer reveals it. Some of the secrets are more subtile than the other, but each secret gives the character(s) more depth.
I loved how each of the 5 women grow individually, and as friends. I loved how you see glimpses of their secrets, but can’t truly put your finger on it until the writer reveals it. Some of the secrets are more subtle than the other, but each secret gives the character(s) more depth.
Overall, it is well written (with the exclusion of the sudden reminisces), and a very quick read. There is a sequel to this (The Wednesday Daughters) which I do want to find and read.
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Have you read this book, what did you think?

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