AUTHOR: Alice Hoffman
AUTHOR WEBSITE: http://http//www.alicehoffman.com/
The Story Sisters tells the story of three sisters lives: Elv, Claire, and Meg. After the divorce of their parents the sisters bond in a pretend fairytale world with a secret language. A tragedy that brings Claire and Elv together, is what ultimately disconnects the sisters and brings on Elv's downward spiral. After awhile the sisters branch into their own separate selves. They lose each other and themselves along the way.
I was disappointed in this book. The book is mainly about Elv, but while reading it you really don't care much about her. The book has a sort of whimsical quality, like it wants to be something else. It just doesn't seem very put together, like maybe it was rushed. I did like Claire's story. If you like Alice Hoffman you will buy it and probably be disappointed because it is not up to her usual standards. If you have never read a book by Alice Hoffman please don't let this book be your first. Read Green Angel, Practical Magic, The Third Angel or any of her others before you read this. The best thing about the book was the edgy pages, I thought that was unique. Ms. Hoffman said she was involved with the design of the book, but the edgy pages were a pleasant surprise.