[]
[]

Who Asked You?

McMillan, Terry

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Who Asked You?
Print
"With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships--Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short among them--Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now--at least as lived in a racially diverse Los Angeles neighborhood. Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams--all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, pitch-perfect, each playing a part, and full of surprises"-- "Family ties are tested and transformed in the new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back With her wise, wry, and poignant novels of families and friendships-Waiting to Exhale, Getting to Happy, and A Day Late and a Dollar Short among them-Terry McMillan has touched millions of readers. Now, in her eighth novel, McMillan gives exuberant voice to characters who reveal how we live now-at least as lived in a racially diverse Los Angeles neighborhood. Kaleidoscopic, fast-paced, and filled with McMillan's inimitable humor, Who Asked You? opens as Trinetta leaves her two young sons with her mother, Betty Jean, and promptly disappears. BJ, a trademark McMillan heroine, already has her hands full dealing with her other adult children, two opinionated sisters, an ill husband, and her own postponed dreams-all while holding down a job as a hotel maid. Her son Dexter is about to be paroled from prison; Quentin, the family success, can't be bothered to lend a hand; and taking care of two lively grandsons is the last thing BJ thinks she needs. The drama unfolds through the perspectives of a rotating cast of characters, pitch-perfect, each playing a part, and full of surprises. Who Asked You? casts an intimate look at the burdens and blessings of family and speaks to trusting your own judgment even when others don't agree. McMillan's signature voice and unforgettable characters bring universal issues to brilliant, vivid life"--
Publisher: New York :, Viking,, [2013]
ISBN: 0670015865
9780670015863
0670785695
9780670785698
Characteristics: 385 pages ;,24 cm

Opinion

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Mar 19, 2014
  • boweryboy rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Painful to read: One dimensional characters, too many subplots, and possibly the worst, stilted, embarassing dialogue I've read in a long time.

Mar 13, 2014
  • Emartini04 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Good book but not one of my favorites from Terry. I felt this book had way too much going on and too many subplots to keep up with. Not a bad book but wasn't great either.

Dec 03, 2013
  • ohiostatefan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My favorite of all Terry McMillan's books! In all her novels, especially this one, she really makes you care about her characters.

Dec 02, 2013
  • LaughingOne rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Three sisters and their respective families and friends -- these are the ingredients of a full, complicated, loving, bickering novel. Each chapter is told from the perspective of one of the characters and it is really interesting to look at the others from each one's view at different times throughout the story. I liked them all at different times and liked some less much of the time, just like in my real life. I got completely caught up in their lives, thrilled with them, grieved with them, laughed and cried with them. This novel is well worth a read.

Oct 15, 2013
  • GummiGirl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

My favorite McMillan book since "A Day Late and a Dollar Short." I always find myself rooting for nearly all her characters, even the ones who seem unsympathetic at first.

Oct 10, 2013
  • madison382 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This novel is about a grandmother who had to assume guardianship of her grandchildren after their mom had made some mistakes in her life. The book deal with the struggles the grandmother had to go through bringing up her grandchildren in a less than perfect neighborhood, as well as dealing with issues with her own grown children and her know it all siblings. It is a good quick read.

Oct 09, 2013
  • dmcwashington rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Terry goes back to her roots and pen a creative true to life story that revolves around 3 sisters. She addresses true to live situations that sisters encounter, such as drugs, accepting a family member's sexuality, and even racism. If you're a fan of her story "Mama", then you would defiantly like this one. Who asked you is truly a page turner!

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Find it at CLEVNET

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app09 Version gurli Last updated 2014/12/09 10:52