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Posted November 5, 2009
A potentially good story that fell flat and unresolved at the end
This book seemed to me to have so much potential. Claudia, the main character, was so deeply flawed and pathetic and yet I couldn't help but root for her to get her act together. It was that hope that propelled me along to want to get to that satisfying or at least hopeful ending. Claudia has a serious alcohol problem, but near the end when it is pointed out to her bluntly, it doesn't faze her in the least. She is horribly irresponsible with money, but except for deciding she doesn't want her mom or friend?/lover? to bail her out and taking her other unpaid bills with her, she remains in a mess, skipping out on her landlord for three month's rent. It appears she is going to end up with the guy she loves, but it's really not that clear where that will go. And she's going back to the awful woman she works for partly because she feels sorry for her, partly because her attempts to get a book deal on her own failed, and mostly because she simply has no other prospects. You know that ones not going to work out. So what happened? How did the character grow, or resolve her problems, or get on the right track? I gave this three stars because of what much of the story suggested it could have been. But by the end, I had a lot less compassion for Claudia, who still had an awful lot of growing up to do.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.