Ha! I’m late with my own deadline, but I have a great excuse!!!
My sister had her baby early morning, yesterday, and I’m an Aunt!!
Anyway, back to our regularaly scheduled post….
Did anyone read it with me??
Listen, I really, really, really wanted to like this book. I absolutely loved the writing. I loved the way the author spoke to you like she was talking face to face with you. I loved that she was hilarious at some points. I just loved her “regular speak,” if you will.
However, I hated the story. Was it supposed to be happy? I don’t know. I have to admit that I like a happy ending. I mean, life is hard enough. If I’m going to escape it’s going to be an escape into something wonderful and romantic and funny, or at least riveting and exciting. Know what I mean?
The story was sad and not to spoil things (in case you plan on reading it) but a little girl gets raped. And, I have a daughter! I just couldn’t imagine it and it was tough to read! Also, the father is just horrible. Not like an abuser, but definitely not a good dad and this makes me so angry!!
In terms of the characters, however, I will say that even though I didn’t like most of the characters (I only liked 1, ok Vijay was pretty funny, so two.), I have to admit that character development was pretty well done. I really got to know most characters and I do think that is an important element to novels.
Overall, I would have to give it an “eh.”
Good writing, not so good story.
What did you think?