The Nest



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Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney is the New York Times bestselling author of The Nest, which has been translated intothan languages and optioned for film byStudios with Sweeney writing the adaptation She has an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.

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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The Nest
  • Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
  • English
  • 07 August 2018
  • 0008133751

10 thoughts on “The Nest

  1. says:

    The Nest by Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney did absolutely nothing for me I clearly seem to be of the minority here, but I m fine with that I had high hopes for this one going in another brilliantly written cover flap did the trick but my expectations were never met, and by mid way, I stopped hoping and assuming that they eventually would be In fact, this one almost didn t get finished sheer perseverance pushed me through The Nest is about the Plumb siblings, four middle agers whose lives are th The Nest by Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney did absolutely nothing for me I clearly seem to be of the minority here, but I m fine with that I had high hopes for this one going in another brilliantly written cover flap did the trick but my expectations were never met, and by mid way, I stopped hoping and assuming that they eventually would be In fact, this one almost didn t get finished sheer perseverance pushed me through The Nest is about the Plumb siblings, four middle agers whose lives are thrown into tumult when the eldest, Leo, gets himself into trouble yet again drugs, a Porsche and a pretty young thing complete the clich and their mother nearly depletes the nest, their trust fund, which they are all expecting to inherit soon, to get him out of this bind His siblings, Jack, Bea, and Melody are outraged and anxiety filled, worrying about their personal financial situations, which have escalated to the point of emergency because they assumed they d have the nest to bail them out, and now it s nearly gone Leo and his siblings struggle to find a way out of the mess he started, and isn t sure how to remedy, while dealing with the intricacies of their own lives The problem with The Nest is that this novel could ve been written by ANYONE I saw no extraordinary skill, no ambition, no originality, no nothing Even the endings were all hastily done, formulaic bow ties fit for day time TV In short, I was not impressed The Nest fell so flat for me that there was nearly an audible splat sound ringing in my ears throughout the entire reading process The writing was mediocre, at times hitting on pithy narrative prose that occurred so infrequently that I have to believe they were flukes, one offsMaybe she would slip Melody some cash, enough for some Botox or a facial or something to brighten her pallor She was the youngest and somehow the most faded, as if the Plumb DNA had thinned with each conception, strong and robust with Leo and each child after being a little lessThat was one of the better lines of this novel in addition to the 9 11 nationalism sarcasm , but unfortunately it also sums up how I felt about this one strong and robust packaging and selling of this novel only for each chapter to impress me less and less The characters here were so uninteresting, so unremarkable, that I could hardly keep them straight They were all either blah, like Melody, or clich oh, the clich s here I can t even really fully discuss the glaring rudimentary stereotypes running rampant in this one There was the drunken, ice queen of a matriarch who dressed in a sexy robe for her daughter s 12th birthday one of theinteresting characters, whom we hardly saw, but the clich smacked me in the face Then there was Matilda Rodriguez, the na ve Hispanic girl who called everyone Mami or Papi despite their age clich , yawn and Simone, the supposedly cool, urban, street smart black girl honestly, already the shallow clich in this novel s setting who says, That s tight a lot Tight REALLY Tight What decade is this, please This one was absolutely deserving of the eye roll, that she would stake her novel on such underdeveloped outlines of overdone stereotypes and that it would then be praised as great writing really confounded me Then we shan t forget the clich of the gay sibling who wanted lots of random, casual sex in sleazy nightclubs I literally forgot his name and had to look above to write it here, Jack who marveled at his luck at dodging AIDS really, and the list actually does go on There were so many clich s thrown into this one that it was like the literary equivalent of Scary Movie. This element in and of itself revealed that Sweeney is as out of touch with the real world as her characters are, and that made the read unenjoyable in fact, a chore It wasn t nearly pushed far enough to be satire this is really the world she wanted to paint, which would have been fine, possibly even funny, as a satire but nothingthan that The Nest also had too many superfluous characters and story lines I m looking at you Robohook man, and the guy from the 9 11 towers and his daughters, and his dog, and his deceased wife, oh my This one had the makings of a good read and it even had a few glimmers of entertainment value but they weren t nearly enough to up the number of stars view spoiler This novel wasn t even really ABOUT the nest It stopped even being about that about 1 3 of the way through, and I nearly forgot what the commotion of the plot line was all about in the first place hide spoiler If you want to read about WASPy yacht problems 1st world problems that no one cares about other than the self absorbed people experiencing them , endless whining about not receiving a large, undeserved amount of money, and story lines that suffered because of the sheer number of them squeezed in here, you ve come to the right place I definitely would not recommend this novel to anyone who would even remotely consider themselves a Millennial whether by age or by temperament I started to give this one 2 stars, because I finished it, but then realized that that was my own accomplishment, not this novel s 1 star FOLLOW ME HERE Goodreads Twitter Instagram Get a Copy of My Book Book Editing, Author Coaching, Submit Your Book to Me

  2. says:

    congratulations semifinalist in goodreads best fiction category 2016 each dysfunctional family is dysfunctional in its own waythe only word to describe this book is breezy and that s not to imply it is unchallenging or unsophisticated, just that reading it is a truly pleasurable experience and it both carries you away and sucks you in until you look up and it s four in the morning and you ve forgotten to eat dinner and you don t even care it s a multiple POV novel revolving arou congratulations semifinalist in goodreads best fiction category 2016 each dysfunctional family is dysfunctional in its own waythe only word to describe this book is breezy and that s not to imply it is unchallenging or unsophisticated, just that reading it is a truly pleasurable experience and it both carries you away and sucks you in until you look up and it s four in the morning and you ve forgotten to eat dinner and you don t even care it s a multiple POV novel revolving around family money, new york, society, and disappointment an updated edith wharton novel but withdisastrous hand jobs here we are joining the charmingly flawed plumb family at a moment of crisis three of the adult siblings melody, jack, and bea, in varying degrees of estrangement from each other, are coming together to discuss a shared catastrophe their not insignificant joint trust fund, which each of them has been complacently anticipating and spending against for years, was nearly in their clutches for some just in the nick of financial time , when it is suddenly liquidated by their mother to smooth over the spectacularly bad consequences of their eldest brother leo s mess i.e the disastrous hand job leo has always enjoyed the benefits of his charm and charisma, coasting through life and work and relationships, making bad choices but still being indulged and coddled by everyone he knew but with this latest episode, he finds that the shine might have been bruised off his apple for good the story unfolds not only through the perspectives of leo and his increasingly frantic siblings, but also their children, lovers, colleagues, neighbors, and the woman whose hand performed the job it s a family story, it s a new york story, it s a social satire targeting the wealthy, the nearly wealthy, the literary scene, the art world, activists, mommy culture, etc but don t be fooled into thinking this is some funny, frivolous book it s a frequently funny book that s willing to kick a person when they re down, but still has heart and depth and character growth and so many wonderful new york winks it s just great i don t know what else to say about this book i don t wanna risk reducing its appeal with some dry regurgitation of plot that wouldn t convey the juicy gossipy fun of it, so i m gonna be lazy with this review and just say here s a fun breezy book that odds are good you d enjoy oh, man i stayed up until four in the morning reading this last night SUCH bookcrack review to come, but know that this is super fun and you should look into it.come to my blog

  3. says:

    2.5 Once again my reception of this book will have me swimming upstream from most of my friends on this site whom have already read this book and loved it. I have given it three stars for the writing alone but the characters and the story I did not care for Self absorbed, unlikable, selfish is how I found these four siblings I occasionally felt a slight interest in Bea, but not for long Too many side characters, which occasioned constant breaks in the narrative did not help matters The endi 2.5 Once again my reception of this book will have me swimming upstream from most of my friends on this site whom have already read this book and loved it. I have given it three stars for the writing alone but the characters and the story I did not care for Self absorbed, unlikable, selfish is how I found these four siblings I occasionally felt a slight interest in Bea, but not for long Too many side characters, which occasioned constant breaks in the narrative did not help matters The ending was clinched and predictable Did, however, learn a valuable lesson, never promise your children a large sum of money while you are still alive

  4. says:

    If I had to describe this book in one word it would be shallow There was no depth to the characters, the plot, the problem the characters faced just pure surface level, mind numbing, shallow reading I really hesitated in reading this book because the blurb didn t appeal to me I wasn t enthused about reading about these four siblings who are just sitting waiting for their inheritance I decided to give it a go because if the ratings really wish I didn t I didn t feel anything for these ch If I had to describe this book in one word it would be shallow There was no depth to the characters, the plot, the problem the characters faced just pure surface level, mind numbing, shallow reading I really hesitated in reading this book because the blurb didn t appeal to me I wasn t enthused about reading about these four siblings who are just sitting waiting for their inheritance I decided to give it a go because if the ratings really wish I didn t I didn t feel anything for these characters I think Sweeney made a huge mistake by having so many different POVs this took away from the main story and really did nothing for plot progression and character development A lot of the smaller plots could have been left out to make room for the bigger stories Also, the ending was so clich and eye rolling, I barely made it through If you are looking for a shallow read, this book might help

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    He hesitated Above him, an ear splitting screech He looked up to see three enormous crows, perched on the bare branches of one of the few trees that had already dropped its leaves They were all squawking at once, as if they were arguing about his next move Directly beneath, in the midst of the stark and barren branches and at the base of a forked limb, a mud brown leafy mass A nest Jesus Leo checked the time and started walking When Leo Plumb, 46, and very unhappily married, enjoying He hesitated Above him, an ear splitting screech He looked up to see three enormous crows, perched on the bare branches of one of the few trees that had already dropped its leaves They were all squawking at once, as if they were arguing about his next move Directly beneath, in the midst of the stark and barren branches and at the base of a forked limb, a mud brown leafy mass A nest Jesus Leo checked the time and started walking When Leo Plumb, 46, and very unhappily married, enjoying the benefits of booze, cocaine, and Welbutrin, picks up 19 year old waitress, Matilda Rodriguez, at a wedding, it s business as usual But the joys of the moment come to a crashing halt when the Porsche in which Leo is spiriting her away, the car in which she is putting her hand to good use, is T boned by an SUV, and Matilda is seriously injured It s gonna take mucho dinero to put the lid on this one I have good news and bad news Which do you want first Good news OK The good news, for Leo anyway, is that there is a considerable family inheritance left by his late father, which can be raided for emergencies Staying out of jail counts, so how much should we make this check out for The bad news is that the inheritance was intended for four siblings and Leo s indiscretion has slashed the total considerably They are very interested in knowing when Leo is going to re feather the nest he had just raided like a raccoon in the night Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney From her Twitter pagesLeo Tolstoy famously said All happy families resemble each other, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. The Plumb family is unhappy in diverse ways Sweeney measures their depths The family refers to their inheritance as The Nest, and their relationship to it, with Leo s raiding of it, constitutes the core around which this family tale is woven His charm and skill at manipulation will not be enough to get Leo out of this mess He may have bought his way out of a jail sentence, but he still needs to come up with some serious cash to make The Nest whole again He hasn t exactly been working in the many years since he sold his on line media business And there is his bitch of a trophy wife to keep up She is very fond of spending The Plumbs, despite their father s financial success, are not wildly wealthy Melody, nearing 40, is a suburban housewife, struggling to make ends meet in a place where she is very much on the lower economic rungs She has twin daughters on the verge of college and could really use the money she has been expecting Beatrice had some success as a writer years ago, but it has been a long time since she produced any writing of quality She lives in an Upper West Side apartment, a love nest given to her by a late lover, which ain t nuthin , especially in NYC, but it s not like she can sit home and clip coupons either She has remained in a low end job long after she should have grown to somethingFinally, Jack has been in a couple with Walker for many years He runs an antiques shop that specializes in losing money Walker is the breadwinner of the pair, but Jack would like to be depositing instead of constantly withdrawing He is in debt up to his eyeballs The potential absence of his bailout money from The Nest is a blow, so when a shady opportunity presents itself, he has to decide where he is willing to draw the line.In this ensemble cast, we follow the siblings, along with a smattering of others, through their travails, and see them come to grips, or not, with the possible loss of a nest egg they had all been counting on for a long time The issues they face are not merely how to cope with a cash flow shortfall Sweeney has larger targets in her sights The characters here are faced with moral choices How would you have managed, given the situation How would any of us It is certainly the case, for all but the most blessed and we hate them that our hopes and dreams for this or that, whether a relationship, a career direction, parenthood, something, go all to hell Sometimes, what doesn t kill us makes us stronger Which is nice if you are fond of aphorisms Sometimes, what doesn t kill us leaves us frightened, damaged, and scarred I mean, they don t call it Post Traumatic Stress Improvement, do they Sometimes it can open a door to a new appreciation, offer a new path, uncover an unseen possibility Or it closes all available doors, locks the windows and drops a match on a kerosene covered floor I m just sayin Two paths, at least for each of the sibs Which will they take What sorts of people do they want to be And how will they emerge, battered or better In addition to the choices having to do with facing up to identity crises, and coping with losses real or theoretical, there are some other items here that are very well handled Sweeney has painted a portrait of some elements of NYC at a particular place and time These include a bit of a look at the local literary scene, whether one is doing well or struggling, in on the dot.com or killed by it, mean Glitterary Girl or faded sparkle Authors, wannabes, publishers of paper and on line magazines, trip through the pages Some areabout appearance than substance She d been hiding in a corner of Celia s enormous living room, pretending to examine the bookshelves, which were full of what she thought of as fake books the books were real enough but if Celia Baxter had read Thomas Pynchon or Samuel Beckett or even all any of the Philip Roths and Saul Bellows lined in a row, she d eat her mittens In a far upper corner of the bookcase, she noticed a lurid purple book spine, a celebrity weight loss book Ha That waslike it She stood on tiptoe, slid the book out, and examined the well thumbed, stained pages She returned it to shelf front and center, between Mythologies and Cloud Atlas There is a walk through several places in the city, each offering a taste The Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station, a brownstone in Prospect Heights in Brooklyn, a bit of Central Park, a Westchester suburb 9 11 is a part of the story as well, as is, although to a lesser degree, the insanity that is the NY real estate market The Nest is, ultimately, about stepping off the edge of safety into the air, and either finding out you can fly or flapping uselessly to a sudden end And, of course, considering whether or not to simply hitch a ride on a passing pigeon None of it would mean a lick if the characters were merely raucous chicks, lobbying for the next worm Sweeney has put togetherof an aviary, with each main member of her ensemble fully feathered and flight worthy Even a teen age twin must consider separating from the intense co nesting of sisterhood, and finding her own flight path While not all the main characters are people you would care to know, they are all fully realized Hell, even some of the secondary characters are presented in 3D Their motivations and actions make sense, whether you agree or not with their decisions There is nuance and depth even to themorally challenged I expect that you will find situations and or conditions in here that resonate with challenges and decisions you have faced in your own life The economic downturn has hit many of us, even if we need not look to our own reckless personal behavior as a cause No need to wonder how most of us will behave when faced with some of the problems raised here We have already adjusted our expectations But there is value in seeing how others react Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney s last book was slightly different from this one, Country Living Easy Transformations Kitchen With this book Sweeney takes a step into the open air of literary accomplishment She has spread her wings and caught a rising thermal The Nest has not only succeeded in feathering Sweeney s nest quite nicely, it offers a smart, funny, engaging, and insightful read that will accommodate your peepers quite nicely, and is sure to settle comfortably in many top ten nests lists when those finally begin appearing Review first posted 11 27 15Publication date 3 22 16 EXTRA STUFFLinks to the author s Twitter and FB pagesPlease do check out Ron Charles s review in the Washington PostThanks to GR friend Christine who, in comment 24, let us know that Sweeney did an interview with Seth Meyers I am not sure how long it will be available, but you can find it here, for now As of November 2019, that one seems to have vanished, but you might want to check out this video from The Center for Fiction Family Frictions Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney and Jami Attenberg

  6. says:

    Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute Usually I m the curmudgeon who doesn t like a book that everyone else is cuckoo over I usually have a complaint board full to the gills I spend a lot of time ducking and feeling like a weirdo This time, I ll be damned I really liked The Nest In fact, this book grabbed me and didn t let me go until the end.I went into it with low expectations A family full of greedy people, arguing over their fair share Sounded awful I pictured loud arguments a Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute Usually I m the curmudgeon who doesn t like a book that everyone else is cuckoo over I usually have a complaint board full to the gills I spend a lot of time ducking and feeling like a weirdo This time, I ll be damned I really liked The Nest In fact, this book grabbed me and didn t let me go until the end.I went into it with low expectations A family full of greedy people, arguing over their fair share Sounded awful I pictured loud arguments and plenty of meanness, and I wasn t up for that Privileged, entitled siblings definitely aren t high on my list of want to read abouts They WERE privileged and entitled, but I didn t care I was hooked on their dilemmas and couldn t wait to find out what they d do or not do next Yes, the characters are ordinary but they are also believable and even interesting, which drew me in.The thing about siblings is that there is this built in attachment after all, you usually live together for the first 18 years of your life , but the connection isn t necessarily strong I thought the author did the sibling thing really well We feel that primal sibling tension The insecurities, resentments, trust issues, secret criticisms Who were pals Who were foes I m making the book sound deeper than it really is We only barely get inside the character s heads, but the author is so insightful, I felt like I knew what made the characters tick And the author made me care about these rather mundane people I especially liked the opening, when all four siblings are heading for a heavy meeting in a restaurant The author zeroes in on each sibling as they make their way there I felt like I was getting little peeks into their real selves, getting to know secrets Of course when they met, they put on their social selves and acted like they had it all together I wasn t just happy with the characters, I was happy with the setting too I completely idolize and idealize New York, so the fact that the story takes place there made me putty in its hands The book really had the New York feel down pat In luscious New York ness, it reminded me of Thirteen Ways of Looking and Florence Gordon, two books I loved The plot moves along at a good pace meaning I couldn t put it down I felt like the writer was conducting a symphony a little bit of horn here, a little bit of percussion there, then all together now, play There were a couple of grammar errors, typos, and clich d phrases, but not enough to really turn me off The first eternally long sentence made me a little worried at first, but surprisingly I ended up thinking it was cool.The story is told from various points of views, which overall worked Besides the family, there are several side characters, and it was fun to see what was happening through their eyes However, there were times when the point of view changed within a paragraph This is such a no no for writers I couldn t decide if the author was really being brave and adventurous with language, or if she was being careless The jury is still out the in paragraph point of view switches did make me stop, but not quite stumble.This book reminded me a bit of Tropper s This is Where I Leave You a favorite of mine , except it didn t crack me up like Tropper s book did In fact, I really don t get all the reviews that say The Nest is funny I don t remember laughing once The book didn t have a super serious tone either, but I just didn t find funny The buzz is that the author got a million dollars for this book A million dollars Are you kidding Though I liked the book a lot, it s just not a million dollar baby But what do I know Although this isn t a morality tale, I found two morals Parents, for godssake, don t promise your kids the farm Siblings, don t ever believe you re getting the farm I do recommend this one It s not a profound novel, but it is fast and satisfying I ll definitely be checking out the author s next book

  7. says:

    The Nest centers around four adult siblings fighting over an inheritance that has been spent after one of them is involved in an accident I can see why people may be disappointed with this book, the characters all have multiple flaws but for me that made the bookinteresting I enjoy having characters that make me feel conflicted The writing was excellent also There were way too many characters and I felt that the ending was anti climatic but I still enjoyed it Might be because I really The Nest centers around four adult siblings fighting over an inheritance that has been spent after one of them is involved in an accident I can see why people may be disappointed with this book, the characters all have multiple flaws but for me that made the bookinteresting I enjoy having characters that make me feel conflicted The writing was excellent also There were way too many characters and I felt that the ending was anti climatic but I still enjoyed it Might be because I really just liked the authors writing style and complex characters though because the plot wasn t anything fantastic

  8. says:

    I think the Nest egg wasof a goose egg A dysfunctional family relying on an inheritance that has been depleted by a brother who was in an accident The dynamics of siblings, greed, entitlement and downright spoiled adult kids.The writing flowed well but the story consisted of too much whining, selfish, and shallow characters It actually started to get better at page 300 but by that point I was ticked off having invested 5 days with these unlikeable characters I did not feel any emotio I think the Nest egg wasof a goose egg A dysfunctional family relying on an inheritance that has been depleted by a brother who was in an accident The dynamics of siblings, greed, entitlement and downright spoiled adult kids.The writing flowed well but the story consisted of too much whining, selfish, and shallow characters It actually started to get better at page 300 but by that point I was ticked off having invested 5 days with these unlikeable characters I did not feel any emotional connection with any of them I knew there was a reason I wasn t eager to pick this one up need to listento my gut 3

  9. says:

    A teen boy getting caught with his pants down, by the girls religious father, might have consequences and be embarrassingsuch as what happened in the book For the Love of Money , by Christopher Meades, but a 46 year old married man who has been avoiding his wife, who was barely speaking to him and who could blame her after catching Leo fondling the babysitter weeks earlier , is beyond embarrassing and beyond a slap on the face from his wife Victoria Many people in this novel will s A teen boy getting caught with his pants down, by the girls religious father, might have consequences and be embarrassingsuch as what happened in the book For the Love of Money , by Christopher Meades, but a 46 year old married man who has been avoiding his wife, who was barely speaking to him and who could blame her after catching Leo fondling the babysitter weeks earlier , is beyond embarrassing and beyond a slap on the face from his wife Victoria Many people in this novel will suffer the consequences from one night s cheating of hanky panky But I sit with the questionwould these characters have struggled anyway Is it possible Leo just got a head start Leo, is in hot water within the first few pages of this book While at a cousin s wedding with his wife Victoria, Leo starts seducing a waitress by the name Matilda Rodiquez She s an aspiring singer mistake to tell Leo Leo tells her he has connections to Columbia Records Of course Matilda had a demo with her Leo maneuvers Matilda to his car It didn t take long for Leo to take her hand and place it in his lap she always remembered how he never stopped looking at her Leo was high as a kite behind the wheel on drugs and booze He never saw the SUV that crashed into his new Porsche with his pants unzipped Problems are not just affecting Leo his wife child and his personal punishment forced into rehab , but Leo is 1 of 4 siblings that is waiting their share of their inheritance A trust fund was set by their father which was to be divided between the 4 siblings once the youngest sibling turns 40 years old The siblings mother, executor of the will, The Nest , takes a chunk of the inheritance money to pay for Leo s rehab and pay off Matilda Rodriquez Are you thinking what the f ck What kind of mother makes this decision without consulting the others whom also have children and needy issues Melody has two twin daughters about to start college Jack lives with his husband Walter and needs the money to get out of a financial jam he has hidden from Walter Beatrice is also in financial need struggling to finish a novel Beatrice, Jack, and Melody, were each counting on the amount of their money coming in the 500, 000 which they had prior knowledge of.was down to 50,000 The siblings got together to figure out ways to ha e Leo pay them all back The longer I read this novelI began thinking Wow, Leo s pants down accident boo boo was a VERY INTERESTING choice accident ALL the siblings had an edge of desperation to them That old saying don t put all your eggs in one basket was a lesson that kept coming to the surface It wasn t only Leo who made a bad choice Each sibling had a weakness and they also each had strengths Over a years period of time we see each of the different siblings points of views.I found this especially exciting and engaging PAGE TURNING as my first cousins are a family of 4 siblings I m very close to them They grew up in mansion in Piedmont, California I witness some similar drama that took place in this story from my cousins lives Much in this novel feels very realistic I went through some of these same feelings with the 4 siblings in Ann Packer s book, The Children s Crusade different story but also a family involving 4 adult siblings also dealing with issues needing to be solved together Each of the characters in The Nest , were Multi dimensional We get to know all the siblings and their lives equally Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney s novel is equally plot driven as it is character driven.making the perfect ingredients for a fabulous family fiction novel Deeply affecting At least one orof these characters will resemble somebody in our own lives if not ourself directly Their struggles choices to face are handled with complicated emotions moral dilemmas that make up our human experience Sooooo Terrific I love family complex novels and THE NEST , is TOP BANANAS Thank You Harper Collins Publishing, and Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney great, great, great

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    3 of 5 stars to Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney I was excited to read this one because it fits right in with my own choice of writing family dramas And it doesn t disappoint the family feels very real a little too much drama secrets for one family, but then again, it did keep me interested It has something for everyone, characters to love and characters to hate I am disappointed in one of the 4 children especially since I don t feel we got a good ending for this person s post boo 3 of 5 stars to The Nest by Cynthia D Aprix Sweeney I was excited to read this one because it fits right in with my own choice of writing family dramas And it doesn t disappoint the family feels very real a little too much drama secrets for one family, but then again, it did keep me interested It has something for everyone, characters to love and characters to hate I am disappointed in one of the 4 children especially since I don t feel we got a good ending for this person s post book life But still, this is a good read and I will look forby the author I didn t give it a higher mark only because I felt the story for the one character was a bit unfinished and the ending didn t seem to be the right one for me That said, the pacing was good The point of view and voice were strong I enjoyed the differences among all the siblings and characters I would have preferred it focused on just the 4 siblings, instead of some of the people they interacted with, as it threw a few curves balls for me Plus some of the personalities were not likable but that s when a book is good it makes you dislike characters Just above a good book, but not as stellar as I d hopedAbout MeFor those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who what when where and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by

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