Friday, December 2, 2011
This book was a great holiday read, as it took me through the airport, airplane ride, and some family down time all over Thanksgiving weekend. Shapiro's storytelling is honest and raw, and as an outsider I wanted her to sober up, get rid of the jerk she was sleeping with, and be the best daughter she could be. I was rooting for her, and I was rooting for her story.
It's emotion runs deep without being melodramatic, and Shapiro rarely feels self-pity. Instead she tells it just how it happened in her memory. She makes no excuses for her affair and doesn't apologize for her life leading up to the crash--she feels remorse but leaves it as it is. I appreciate this in someone's writing, and I think you will too, dear readers.