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I ordered this book on Amazon, slightly wary because of all the reviews that deemed it confusing or a waste of time. However, once I began reading, it was so hard to put down! I found myself really rooting for the underdog, and really hoping for the outcome I wanted, all the while imagining what I would have done in each of the characters' positions. It was definitely a fun read and I would absolutely recommend it!
The only two things that bothered me: the first is that there were quite a few names to keep straight, I will admit. About halfway through the book there were still people who I wasn't sure I actually knew who they were, but the main characters are really the ones that kept me reading and all the names didn't really make much of a difference. Second, if you're not British, a lot of the slang will probably be lost on you. Many many times I didn't have a clue what they were talking about, but used my best judgement and mostly skipped over it and hoped it wasn't important (in the end, it wasn't really).
So, with those things in mind, if you're still interested, I can assure you that you will love it, just as I did!
The couples alternate stories in this book. Natalie and Tom-best friends on a 26-letter adventure. Lucy and Patrick (Tom's brother) - dealing with infidelity. And Anna and Nicholas (Nat' s parents)-dealing with getting older. Nat was a bit immature for her age Ithought. And Lucy was hard to like. So it took me a while to get into it but I liked it towards the end. The story came together nicely.
I found this book to be a fun read. If you're looking for a serious book with lots of issues to discuss then you're barking up the wrong tree. But if you just want a fun summer read then this one's for you. The best part about this book was how quickly it was delivered...which gave me plenty of time to read it for my book club meeting.