I enjoyed this book very much. I expecially enjoyed the various voices. I found myself pulling for the main characters and I missed them when the story finished.
This book was good...but come on! Men do not act like that in real life! Fitz would have had women in his life even if he was secretly in love with her!!
Read Keepng Faith by this author, it's really good
Although the story was interesting, I felt I had to slice through a great deal of preachiness and overdone moral messages. Everytime the author wanted to make a point, it seemed to go on for pages and pages; I got it with the first minute, but had to listen for the next ten. Having said this, I was interested in the characters, wanted to find out why all of their life events transpired, and sincerely wanted a resolution at the end. I was not dissapointed by the plot from beginning to end, but I felt the story was burdened with a great deal of useless baggage.
The different character viewpoints are interesting but that is where interesting ends in this book. Delia is whiny and self-absorbed. Eric and Fritz are as absorbed with her as she is with herself, and that is the only dimension to their characters. The father is an interesting character but he is lost in the violent and disturbing jail scenes. A warning about the graphic violence should have been included. Add the predictable ending to the above and there is no reason to suffer through this book.
My Sister's Keeper is still my favorite from this author, but Vanishing Acts is a close second. The characters are realistic, and the plot is engrossing and thought provoking. The full cast reading is a huge bonus too -- far superior to one reader attempting voice variation to represent different characters.