Review by juliepowers -- The Girl in Red Pajamas

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Review by juliepowers -- The Girl in Red Pajamas

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[Following is a volunteer review of "The Girl in Red Pajamas" by Chris Birdy.]
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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.

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Post by rumik »

Ouch, sounds like it was a rather boring experience. I won't be trying this one out.
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