I liked this book, but I really didn't think I was going to. It is a great story but I can tell you that this is an "artsy" writer who doesn't just tell the story but has to make it sound kind of modern in the story telling. It was hard to get into in the beginning because the main character always refers to herself by her pet name, even when she is thinking. It was annoying but I felt like there was a good story in there somewhere so I kept reading. In the end I was glad I gave the book a chance because it was a great story with a great ending.