The Pretty One
by Lucinda Rosenfeld
Publication Date: February 5, 2013
The Pretty One was a pretty good book. The dynamics of the sister relationship makes this book such a fascinating read. They all have such strong personalities and all three of them are a bit trapped by the labels given them all those years ago. I think Pia was my favorite sister. I can easily say that Perri annoyed the crap out of me in great detail, but even I started to feel a little empathy towards her later in the book. I did finish the book feeling like not much had been resolved with the sisterly relationships, beyond the obligatory apologies, but I guess that is the way it goes with most families. Right?
Bottom line, I really enjoyed The Pretty One . Even though they were labeled with the stereotypes of "the smart one" , "the pretty one" and "the political one" all three sisters were unique and had a good dynamic. It was a quick read and a nice distraction from my own family dynamics. Most definitely worth the read.