Does an interesting storyline develop after a few chapters of pretentious staging? Perhaps the story develops, but, I grew weary of the braggart and advertisement of the characters.
A really summer fun read, I instantly fell for Hildy Goode and her small town cast of characters. Wonderful narration. A real gem.
DRUNK GIRL TROUBLES
When she thinks she may have hit the boy
No, but plan to.
This was a great book, great narrator ,it pulls you into the story ,the characters are well developed. You get a point of view from a first person alcoholic who later in the story knows she is one .
The character development, especially of Hildie, was interesting to see develop. At first I didn't believe she was an alcoholic but ti became quite apparent as the book progressed. Too bad she couldn't see it.
When Hildie thought that Peter was trying to kill her.
I loved it! Her voice and intonation were perfect for Hildie.
Definitely Hildie. She was such a complex character.
Top of the list! The narrator was incredible. You have to hear it to believe it.
Hilldie by far.
Loved her conversations with herself.
The writer did a fantastic job with character development.
I don't know if I want to congratulate the author the narrator more. They both did an excellent job. I found it painful listening to Hildy's "jackpot" moments - moments when the drinking was most definitely not social nor moderate. But I found her gutsy and saucy personality likeable and funny and her description of life in this small New England town and its cast of characters residents thoroughly entertaining. For a book that has no murder mystery element, it was a real page turner.
I enjoyed the narration of the story. Her voice fit the main character perfectly. The overall story sucked me in and every time I left it I couldn't wait to get back to it. However, some parts of the story were tied up in a bow a little to easily, which is why I only gave it 4 stars
An amazing performance of the book.
I felt like she was performing a play. Very vivid performance.
I recommended this to people before I finished reading it. The narration was fantastic and the writing so vivid and accurate. Anyone who has spent any time on the North Shore will identify the characters drawn in the book. Hildy...oh to see Meryl Streep play her.