The description of this book led me to believe it was a romance. Not even close. It's about a girl coming to grips with her parent's divorce and their new relationships. Just when I thought the romance might build- I was let down. There is little to no description of characters so it was impossible for me to visualize them.
The narrator has a squeaky voice. And, like another reviewer mentioned, takes awkward pauses. Not just in dialogue, but at random times. I thought it was the end of a chapter a couple times.
I wish I hadn't wasted my credit on this pick.
My sister raved about this book. Having a mentally ill family member, I thought I'd be able to relate to it. It was a good book. But it wasn't great. She's Come Undone is 100x better (Which I've only read, not listened to).
I love Nick Hornby so had to give it a chance. This was an interesting story. I really enjoyed the story and loved the characters.
I couldn't get into this story. I never got past the incest and backstory of the grandparents. It was dreadfully boring. Maybe I'll give it another shot- when I'm out of credits.
I laughed. I cried- a lot. Great narrators. Amazing story. I wanted to listen to it before I saw the movie- which I still haven't seen. I love the relationship between the grandparents. This is a must listen for anyone who likes emotional stories.
I don't know why I did it to myself. ALL of Nicholas Sparks's stories are the same. Damsel in distress, jerk ex, loner hero to the rescue. A dog. This book was disappointing. The story was boring and ENTIRELY predictable- page to page. And the narrator creeped me out a bit when he did the female voices.
I can't say enough about this book. I cried, I laughed- I didn't want it to end! The storyline was strange enough to draw me in and I'm so glad I bought this one. Smithy Ide is- unlike any character or person I've ever known. I wanted to kick him in the shins and give him a big hug- both at the same time! This is a MUST read. And I think I read that it is being made into a movie. So listen now!
This was the most boring book I've ever encountered. Do NOT waste your time. There is no mystery, suspense, drama- it's all over the place with useless stories intertwined. The only reason I finished it is because I was SURE there'd be a big shocker ending to make up for how horrible the rest of the story was. I was wrong.
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