1 out of 4 stars
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The Girl in the Red Pajamas is a family drama based around a singular young girl and
her eccentricities. I chose to read this book because it stated a young girl was a murderer.
I like crime novels and a little girl as a murderer is an unusual twist. Chris Birdy wrote a
good book, but I was not hooked into the book like I usually am on crime novels. I then saw
that this book is the third in the series and I wondered if maybe I was missing something by
not having read the other books.
The title was intriguing to me and the book jacket further intrigued me appealing to me as a
crime reader. However, as I read the book, I lost interest in finding out about the murders.
It took a long time for the murders to be explained.
There is a nuclear family as the main subjects while they extended family intertwined with
them throughout the whole book. There is a large portion of the extended family involved
heavily with the bible. A large portion of the book was understanding the extended family and
the relationships they had with each other. Each relationship was explained in detail.
I give this book 1 out of 4 stars simply because of the main character of the book,
Isabella is such a special little girl. I would have had to have liked to read more about
Isabella. I think this book may appeal more to older readers who are interested in family
dynamics. It is not a crime novel but a family relationship book very heavy into families
divided by the Bible. I have read the whole book and I am unsure what the plot was. However,
the author is good at laying out the characters and their oddities and relationships with each
other I just think it should have happened much faster.
The book was long and drawn out not really getting to a great plot. I think most of the
elements could have been covered at the beginning. Again, maybe it is because it was the third
book in the series, and I had not read the first two. The drama between the family members was
interesting but it all mainly revolved around religious aspects and this is something I do not
care for. I would recommend it to people who really enjoy in-depth characters and their
relationships with others.
The Girl in Red Pajamas
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