How anyone could read this book and see the adult Farrells as the primary characters is beyond me. Noele Marie Farrell is the embodiment of a teenager, fey, funny, nosy and lively. This book made me love Andrew Greeley and wish he were MY parish priest - and I'm not even Catholic. I saw so much of myself in Noele that I was finally convinced I was a normal girl. I highly recommend this novel.