The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters is an adult contemporary novel by Nadiya Hussain, who won the Great British Bake Off. It’s a story about a Bangladeshi family living in the English countryside told from the alternating points of view of the four daughters.
This book was just okay for me.
- The characters were almost caricaturish in the way they fit into neat little boxes, each fulfilling a role: the rebellious sister, the nurturing sister, the trendy sister, and the insecure sister.
- There was way too much going on in the plot.
- And it tied up too neatly at the end with a really unrealistic resolution to one of the biggest conflicts.
There is another installment about the Amir sisters coming out in the US in January. I might pick it up just to see what happens to these characters next. I might not.