I found this book very difficult to get into and a number of times nearly gave up on it altogether. In the begining it reminded me of short novels that we wrote at school where the teacher gave a list of all the things to included to tell the story, 'what can you see, hear, smell, how did you feel' etc and it seemed that the author was running through the list and ticking each thing off for every paragraph. It made even the very basic conversation between the characters drag on for pages rather than allowing the story to flow. (and now I understand why my english teacher was so cranky, I would be too if I had to read 30 versions of that!) Thankfully the author seems to get more into their stride further into the book and the scenes become abit more natural.
Another point that had me scraching my head was the fact that the main character Abby, who is an author of childrens stories comes up with the idea of writing a series of 'little miss' books, the first of which is called 'little miss Suzie sunshine' seems remarkably similar to the very famous Little miss books written by Roger Hargreaves (which includes the book Little Miss Sunshine) Even if this isn't breaking any copyright laws it seems very lazy not to have come up with a different idea for a series of books.
About halfway through I found the story to hold my interest better and I did manage to get through to the end, but this isn't a book that I will be reading again and the overall feeling apon reaching the end was 'thank goodness thats finished'