The average rating for Unbeweavable based on 2 reviews is 2.5 stars.
|Review # 1 was written on 2010-11-18 00:00:00|
Huh. I am...about half way through the book, and I'm just not sure what to think. On the one hand, the main protagonist has had a pretty terrible, demeaning childhood which has understandably done "wonders" to her self-confidence and self-image. But then she grows up to be a materialistc, shallow, arrogant, prideful, obnoxious, ungrateful, financially irresponsible bi-atch. She slinks back home to her mom and sister when her money finally runs out after getting laid off, and while her mother and sister make attempts to be welcoming, the protagonist responds by snapping and generally being a nasty piece of work. She even realizes it herself, which is refreshing, and her best friend points out her ugly behaviour as well, but as soon as she experiences any sort of remorse, she goes right back to finding something else to be nasty about. Understandably, her mother, who in flashbacks was shamelessly prejudiced to begin with, gives up trying to be nice. Somehow, her sister perseveres. I learned some interesting things about how to handle (and not handle) african hair, and the back story behind what made the protagonist who she is is interesting as well...but because the character herself is giving me whiplash with her good-bad personality, I am starting to doubt if anything from her point of view (i.e., the whole book) is worth trusting. Having a sob childhood only gives you so much leeway....and I think my patience with her character is just about used up. Additionally, the author has a sort of herky-jerky way of writing, where it seems to move faster when I expect it to slow down, and where scenes start and end abruptly with little transition. May or may not finish it....
|Review # 2 was written on 2010-12-29 00:00:00|
I recently finished this book, and I have to say I absolutlely loved it. I could relate to the transition and evolution that the main character had to go through in order to find herself. I could mostly relate to her (somewhat odd at times) obsession to her weave. I know that it may seem unbelievable that a person could have such a dependency, but I would have to say from experience that it is quite possible. The one thing that I could not stand was the relationship between The main character and her mother, at times it felt as though her hatred or reactions to situations did not fit the storyline. I did enjoy this book from start to finish and appreciated the fact that the author did not add a love interest into the main characters life. I will recommend this book to all of my female friends.
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