Top critical review
Well written, if not entirely believable
on 1 June 2017
Firstly I should start by saying that Susie Carr is a very talented author and storyteller.
The main character, Lauren, is highly amusing despite being so neurotic, and her thoughts are often hilarious. Her love interest, Paula, I thought was an incredibly selfish person - firstly because she gets involved with Lauren despite knowing she is moving across the other side of the country to California, and then she expects Lauren and her son Owen to uproot their lives and move with her, despite only knowing each other for a few months.
Paula just ignores Lauren's extreme fear of flying and expects her to be as adventurous and fearless as her, but she does nothing to help or support Lauren. When Lauren breaks up with her Paula just gives up and does absolutely nothing to try to convince Paula to make their relationship work. And she claims to be in love with her?
Clearly, apart from a mutual physical attraction, these two women have nothing in common and are really not right for each other.
If Lauren is so determined to uproot her life and move to California, I don't understand the obsession with flying. Are there not Greyhound buses, cars and trains in America? She would be making a huge change in her life for Paula, could Paula not compromise just a little too?
I really liked Lauren as a character, and felt she could do so much better for herself than being with such a self centred person.