Reasons why you might like this book:
~ You loved Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park
~ Fanfic is something you've read and like
~ You have a sister
~ You like books about finding yourself
I was not a fan of Eleanor & Park,. I thought maybe it was just the story line, but now that I've finished a second book by her, I can say I think it may be just the way she writes.
Here's the stuff that bothered me about this book.
Wren.- What kind of sister treats her TWIN like that. Knowing how painfully shy Cather is and basically ignoring her was really a crappy thing. By the end their relationship is better, but I just could not fathom my sister and I treating each other like that.
The issue with their father.- It was touched on, but to me, I never felt what Wren & Cather must have felt during the times he was manic. I wish I could have. It probably would have made me connect a little more with Wren & Cather.
Cather - I really had a hard time connecting with Cather. I kept thinking she had some form of Asperger.
I did skip all the fanfic that was in the book. I didn't care to read it.
If you know me, then you'll know when there are errors in the book I have a hard time reading past it, I get stuck and have to turn the page and come back. So this made the flow of the chapter break up
The beginning of the book had me wishing I'd picked a different book to read and was really struggling with finishing it. The last 1/4 of the book was better.
Over all it was just an O.K. book for me.
I came across a really good review, it says everything that I agree with. Read her review over at Her Fine Eye Blog .