The main character was realistic enough to be believable but peculiar enough to be endearing, as were the supporting characters. I don’t know if it has to do with this time in my life or specifically with this book, but I could really identify with the main character.
The author’s use of descriptive language, the parts I usually skip over, even in the “classics,” were so thought-provoking and honest that I even found those parts readable and attention-grabbing. She does not go into heavy, detailed descriptions of scenery, for example, but she does briefly describe surroundings and thoughts in realistic ways that made me think that is precisely how I would have described a feeling, for example, but would never have thought of saying it just that way!
This was a book that I was able to “get into” from the very beginning. I enjoyed the fun characters, got mad at the ones who were behaving badly, and was irritated with the, well, the irritating ones!
I gave serious thought to throwing a few quotes into this review, but I just couldn’t risk ruining the moment for you when you read it yourself. I highly recommend this book and am definitely interested in checking out other works by this author.
NOTE: I received this book for free from Bethany House in exchange for posting a review including my honest opinion about the book.