The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney is about four siblings who have to deal with the ups and downs of being caught in the aftermath of their brother's mistakes in the past, present and the future. We follow the siblings as they navigate how to deal with the financial problems which “The Nest” (their inheritance) was supposed to help with and experience the emotional growth the siblings achieve.
This is the first book from this author that I have read and after reading I would like to read more of her books. It was an enjoyable read that was quick and easy. If you had to put the book down and not come back to read it for a bit you could easily pick it back up and continue reading. I would read it again if I wanted something quick to read and something that I wouldn’t need to finish right away.
The chapters are short and there’s not a lot of unnecessary filler which I think helps the reader keep track of the characters as they pop in and out of the story. Sometimes there is a need for the filler to kind of set the scene but with this novel I don’t think that isn’t very necessary.
Character development was good, some of the characters had big changes for the better while others the changes were so small they didn’t really make an impact for themselves but still made a big impact on the story and other characters. Some of the secondary characters had a great impact on the siblings and helped them grow to be better and accept the hands they were dealt. I even liked some of the secondary characters more than I liked the main characters.
4 out of 5 stars.
I hope you enjoyed the review and hope you decide to read the book!