If you like contrived plots and bad writing, you will like this book. I resented the credit I spent on it. I like almost all books, so do not think I am a harsh critic. Far from it. But there is just too much here to dislike. Very sophomoric and unsophisticated treatment of important subjects. Do not waste your credit.
The plot is whiny and the first two readers are whiney or whiny. The book may actually have something worth saying but I lost interest because of the whining voices and characters.
A good book that will hold your interest and bring surprises from time to time. It is about life and people you might recognize.
A really interesting premise and well written, everything was great until the end. The ending is a complete cop out that destroys everything that led up to it. The entire point of the moral issues that were being debated was undermined by the last couple chapters.
This was an amazing listen! It was recomended to me as a good read, but I thought I would try it out in Audio book and I must admit that I listened whenever I could, even 10 min in my car. I cried at the end, but all throughout I would judge the characters and my opinion of who was 'right' would change depending on the person who's mind we were inside of.
An amazing listen.
The story line is wonderful and provocative. Five stars for that. The dialogue is very overdone. Help! The ending is a cheap trick, just my perspective. And it just doesn't end.
I would have rated this a 4.5 were it not for an ending that I found lazy, predictable and sorrowful. If this is an example of how this author brings a close to her writings, I'll opt out of any future offerings. Otherwise, great narrative style, using a cast of voices.