I have to admit that the beginning was not easy because I felt that it was predicatable but as I read I felt in love- and hate with the characters. I am glad I gave the book a chance. I really wanted to read it because I had The New Yorkers by Cathleen Schine and loved it. This book is perfect for any book club, also and I will recommend it to mine. It has many themes and topics for discussion that I am sure my members will love to comment on!