I almost gave up on this story that I bought for a family car ride. The beginning was terrible, but in the end, it was a pretty good book. Especially..Show More » for my spoiled rotten preteen who lives for food and has never missed a meal.
The jabs at incompetent leaders and corrupt church officials are brief and I didn't feel like she was pushing politics.
I haven't read "The Dead and the Gone". I was going to read Alex's tale after this one but doubt I will now. I really enjoyed "Life as We Knew It" b..Show More »ut could barely finish this book. I literally felt like I was listening to a difference series.
As another reviewer pointed out, the characters did things that were COMPLETELY out of character. And not in a learning way...like a character going down a difficult road to find their way back to who they really are - that would have been great. But no - these characters seemed like totally different people for no reason at all...like all of the sudden, this family seemed to care very little for each other.
And our heroine seems to have regressed in maturity about 4 years while gaining a huge helping of selfishness!! I REALLY wish I hadn't listened this one!
I was so looking forward to this and was deeply disappointed. Susan kept repeating the same thing over and over trying to convinces us what she is..Show More » saying true. Ie : why the grubs (labourers) deserve nothing and the claviers (rich) deserves everything seriously we get it move on with the story. i don't need every possible reason why the rich should get more arrghh.