Author: Amanda Eyre Ward
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Formats: Hardcover, ebook, audio
ISBN #: 978-0345494481
FTC Disclaimer: Finished copy was received from publisher for the purpose of an honest review.
Wow. This one was pretty heavy.
The book is divided into three sections, with chapters in each, switching between viewpoints. What started out as a fairly common “child crisis-angst” type novel pretty quickly turned into a murder mystery, family bonding, personal growth story. (Can you tell I’m having a hard time compartmentalizing it?)
I didn’t particularly like the main character. I don’t think she was really written to be likeable in the first place, but I could empathize with her enough to care what happened to her. It was also kind of refreshing to see a main character that was, bluntly, a quivering pile of neuroses.
The supporting characters really stole the show for me, though. Her boyfriend, brother, and a couple of other characters who (for the sake of not spoiling you) shall remain unnamed were really fun and broke up the unending misery of her narration.
I would definitely recommend this book as it was a quick read (less than 2 days) and the resolution was overall satisfying.
Oh, and there may have been a part where I cried. Possibly.