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I thought this was supposed to be fun?
am 13. Juli 2014
Other reviewers of the series said that they found this book absolutely hilarious. I just don't know why.
Our main character lived all of her life under the thumb of a tyrannical mother who hates her and thinks she is possessed by a demon. The reason for this is that Rose has visions, mostly revolving around unimportant things such as somebody his keys. Because of these visions and her blurting them out, people think her strange. After standing up to her mother for the first time, Rose later sits down in a park and writes a bucket list of 28 wishes. After her return, she finds her mother murdered. And everybody but her sister, uncle and aunt, and her neighbor, Joe MacAlister, think she killed her.
What I liked about this book, is how Rose started to live her life by crossing off items from the bucket list. However there is a certain element of sadness to the book, since her imminent death hangs over the character at all times. Unsurprisingly - this being the first volume in a series - she does not die, but that does not reduce the sadness.
What I didn't like where the constant ups and downs in her relationship with Joe and her sister. To add to the drama more and more depressing facts for her past where revealed throughout the book. And even though Rose has to be one the nicest persons on the face of the earth, nobody in this town seem to like her and readily believe the worst of her.
Her relationship with her sister, Violet, was especially strange to me. On the one side, her sister loves her to pieces and pretty much detested her mother, because of the way she treated Rose. She was exasperated because Rose never stood up to their mother and let her boss her around. However after their mother's death, Violet and Rose constantly got into fights, because Rose refused to be bossed by Violet - even if she did so with good intentions. I could almost see Violet becoming exactly as their mother as she grows older. Also sometimes you got the impression that Violet cared more about people's opinions than her sister's well being. The strangest scene was when Violet tried to send Rose on a blind date, because she does not approve of Joe, whose a stranger. Though her reasons are understandable and good, getting her husband to force one of his employees to go out with a woman, who he thinks murdered her mother in cold blood, is a very strange reactions.
I read reviews of later books I the series. And from these reviews I gathered that the emotional drama will only get worse as the series progresses. So I don't think I will be reading the rest of the series.