Meacham is a great story teller and builds her stories into wonderful twists and turns that are not expected. Forty years later the trio is reunited by extenuating circumstances that will explain the broken friendship and the mysteries surrounding the tragic events. Then I got to the chapter with the mascot of the opposing football team and said really?! The candidness of the moments shared between these characters is heartfelt and realistic. . Which averages out to 2. To view it, Tumbleweeds was a 4 star for me up until page 399, like another reviewer here I felt the story was ruined for me at that moment. Read Somerset and Roses, but don't bother with this one.
During high school several tragic events occur that will test and break their close bond. I loved these novels so much by Leila Meacham that I had him pre-order her newest novel Titans due in April, I can hardly wait to read it. It should be but in fiction the good girls always choose the Tumbleweeds was a 4 star for me up until page 399, like another reviewer here I felt the story was ruined for me at that moment. I was left thinking that this one really could have been one of those great ones -- but wasn't for me. She is instantly befriended by the sixth grade Big Men On Campus, Trey Don Hall and John Caldwell.
Cathy, who was orphaned at age 12 had to leave California to live with her grandmother in a small town in Texas. Trey turns out to be a surprisingly horrible man - at times it was hard to read about him. Meacham led me to believe she was going to single handedly revive the genre. A compelling saga with echoes of Gone with the Wind. As a matter of fact, don't read the book flap either.
It could easily have been about eight. And the dialogue just dragged on and on and on. Trey is devious, unfaithful, and charming. One of the boys decides he wants to date her their junior year while the other is in love with her, too. Even the dog importance was displayed. Cathy is refined, cultured, and smart. But I will give it this: Cathy was no annoying Bella Swan in that she teased both boys back and forth.
Moglo je da se završi mnogo prije i na mnogo bolji način. However, there wasn't much of the actual sport involved here. Za one koji su pročitali znaće: Posebno me nervira način na koji je ona ostala trudna? Taking the three friends through their growing up years until their high school graduations when several tragic events uproot and break them apart, the novel expands to follow their careers and futures until they reunite in Kersey at forty years of age. It keeps you wanting more and Tumbleweeds is very accurate title. Great writing, keeps you on the edge of your seat and you are transported into various emotions, mostly frustration with the avoidable turn of events and the consequences thereof.
Zamjerka, prije svega, ide na dužinu romana koji je mogao biti i kraći jer se mnogo stvari moglo izbaciti ili barem ne opisivati toliko. Readers who like an old-fashioned saga will devour this sprawling novel of passion and revenge. An over-sized soapish melodrama of friendship, love and betrayal all rolled into a mystery of sorts by the author of Roses, recommended to me by my daughter and a book I would not have otherwise read. The book becomes overly melodramatic, terribly detail oriented with predictable, wooden characters and plot. Now y'all know from reading my blog that I love football, but I think that the sport should be kept in perspective. The book skipped around so much, I had a difficult time figuring out what was going on.
Lastly, the whole twist at the end, it was interesting, but it just left the book with an unfulfilling ending. Through a series of tragedies and events, the trio fal I loved Roses - the authors first book. I found this novel rather long but still fast enough to stay interesting for me. Taking the three friends through their growing up years until their high school graduations when several tragic events uproot and break them apart, the novel expands to follow their careers and futures until they reunite in Kersey at forty years of age. There will be a lots of secrets being revealed in the next twenty years. I mean, for starters, the story is completely ridiculous. We're as common as tumbleweeds.
I commute 2 hours a day so I listen to books. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. A compelling saga with echoes of Gone with the Wind. You feel the characters because she describes them so well. I couldn't believe the same person ho wrote Somerset wrote Tumbleweeds.
This book was such a waste of time. Three orphans who find each other and are friends for several years. I couldn't wait to pick this book back up and continue to the end. Meacham made John the father of the child. Here in the Texas Panhandle where the sport of football reigns supreme, she is quickly taken under the unlikely wings of up-and-coming gridiron stars and classmates John Caldwell and Trey Don Hall.