Hi Cassie, you’re the first to comment on my new blog and I simply can’t let that fabulousness go unnoticed. I want to grab your hand and continue that dance of yours on the beach, or wherever that picture happens to be. If it’s not anywhere cool, don’t tell me. Meanwhile, Olive at this point seems a bit of a bitch, but I’m only about halfway through. Something tells me she’ll grow a bit more sympathetic, but it may be a difficult row to hoe. Evidently she has embarrassing taste in wedding attire, smothers her boy even when he’s a man, and has no difficulty being mean to little girls.
AHHH!! YAYYYY! I’m the first comment. PERFECT. Haha I was just playing in Erie Lake actually, my family is from that usually cold place called Buffalo and I finally got to wear a tank-top, yes!
I love your views on Olive. I actually really adored her as a character even though she seemed so very flawed. I think we’re all that flawed in reality, we just don’t look at them as closely as this book looks at hers. By the end, you’re going to be amazed by some of the things she ends up doing with other characters. I love, love, love your summation of her at the end of that comment. Glad you’re loving it. I will look forward to your review/commentary.
Read that book on my way home from Ireland… liked it more than expected! I really liked the interplay between characters and how it differs as time passes. Really well written! My thoughts here, no spoilers:
Heather, thanks for commenting! You’re officially commenter number 2, which isn’t quite one, but infinitely better than whoever comments third. I’ll check out your views after I post. And see if we agree or not, or if we’ve even approached our thoughts in similar ways.