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I lost faith in humanity
on 11 August 2012
Without spoiling it, here are the pluses-
The first half was awesome and I was so excited whilst reading it and you could really sympathise with everyone and understand their points of view. Third person was the right move for this author and at first I liked that we got to know Johnny without skipping chunks.
The bad stuff.
I got bored a little after halfway and suddenly it deteriorated. I suddenly went from liking Ruth and Johnny to hating them both and I didn't care anymore what happened to anyone. They both sickened me, and I saw every character being very immoral I lost all faith in humanity and this book depressed so much that at around chapter 17 I decided not to read on. I flicked nearer to the end to see if it was worth it, but only more trouble would arise and as much as I like crime, I really hoped Johnny and Ruth would pull things together and be a great couple, but instead he became Frankie and she became Rita. I will never read another book by this author, and I was shocked and disgusted by her lack of morals and soul. When we finally got to Angel, (which wasn't till after half way, why name it after her if she's not in the maority of the book)? I felt like the author skimmed her aging process and we only saw a glimpse of the real her. Angel isn't an angel either, as the blurb suggests so why read if you're not rooting for anyone?
Major disappointment for something that started so well, but I can't read something that makes me miserable.