The Sweetie Chronicles

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth

Book 9: Think Twice

I "read" this book through audio books on my way to Georgia and back again. It was broken into two parts that I downloaded from Audible, each part about 4 or 5 hours. This book, which is currently on the NYT Bestseller lists for Hardcovers, is about a woman who is buried alive by her identical twin sister. The twin then makes an attempt to take over her sister's life and steal all of her money.

Was this the best book ever written? No. Was it decent? Yeah. There were a lot of basic, overused phrases like "She swallowed hard." "She swam hard." etc. The descriptions of emotions and feelings and even action was very sparse and cliche, but overall, the story was a good one. It wasn't life-altering or so interesting that it made me want to sit in my car to hear more, but it was entertaining.

It took a little while for me to really get into the story. Sure, the scene where one twin drugs the other and buries her alive happens pretty early in the story, but the writer didn't really make me love the character enough to really give a shit yet. I only start to care about Bennie later in the story, after she's already escaped her earthly prison and set herself on revenge. There is also a subplot with one of the lawyers who works at Bennie's lawfirm, Mary. I guess to be honest, I didn't really understand why Mary's story was so important until close to the end. And rather than coming off as one of those, wow, cool, moments where things get intertwined and you finally realize the divine purpose of everything, it sort of fell flat for me. I saw it coming for sure, and was tired of waiting for it.

This is the kind of book that is what my sister would call "Brain candy". It's not going to teach you anything about yourself, but it was fun while it lasted. It wasn't particularly well written in my opinion, because I like more description and variety and emotion that really draws you in, but it was good enough that I didn't STOP reading and put it down forever. Of course, that was solely because of the plot and wanting to know if one twin was finally going to get what she deserved. As far as recommendations, I guess I would just say pick this one up if you're looking for a decent, fast read with a little bit of thriller/suspense where you won't have to think too much. If you're looking for a book that will mean something to you or leave a truly lasting impression, pass on this one.

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