- Plot- or character-driven? Character
- Strong character development? It's complicated
- Loveable characters? It's complicated
- Diverse cast of characters? No
- Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes
honestly, i wasn't a fan of this book. i could go on for quite a bit about why, but i'll keep it short. TJR wrote this in a different format than (i believe) most of her books, and i think that's obvious. it was very difficult for me to develop any attachment to these characters. while i liked a few of them, i wasn't able to connect with most. when writing in a new format, you have to be sure you don't lose the characters or the plot, and i think that's exactly what happened. i wasn't really invested in this story, the relationships, the characters, etc. i think the issues in this book were never truly resolved or resolved too quick. i never found myself wanting to pick up this book. i also wish TJR would have better utilized the fact that this was in the 70's. you could have told me the events were set in present day and i would have believed you.
Graphic: Alcoholism, Misogyny, Alcohol, Drug use, Mental illness, Infidelity, Addiction, Drug abuse, and Sexual content
Moderate: Pregnancy, Eating disorder, Abortion, and Self harm