Monday, October 6, 2008

Mozart's Sister

I picked this up to read a few days ago, and I'm trying and trying to read it, but I just don't like it. It's on my Fall into Reading book list, and that makes me not want to give up on it. And look at that beautiful cover--that means it should be good. :) The gist of the story, so far, is that both of the children play the piano very well. They travel all over and play for people. And then they travel some more. And travel a bit more. And a bit more. Some of the time one of them gets sick, and we hear about that for a bit, then they get better. But Wolfie (who is the famous Mozart), since he is younger, gets all the attention. The girl wants attention too, because she is just as good. And she especially wants her father to be proud of her. After over a hundred pages, that's pretty much it. You might think that there is plenty of plot there, but seriously, what I've just said is pretty much it, with a few more details thrown in.

I want to like this book, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to just move on to something that I'll enjoy more. There are too many books out there to keep reading one I'm not liking. I imagine there are plenty of people that will really like this one, so I'll go ahead and pass it on to someone else.


  1. I've been disappointed by a book cover before too... I'm sorry it wasn't great!

  2. We are moving to West Jordan. I still plan on coming to MOPS, I'll just have to get up a lot earlier. :-) We're not moving until the end of the November though.

  3. i desperately want to get into reading. i want to enjoy it more because it is so worthwhile.
    let us know if you finish it.