DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review
Publication Date: September 1st, 2015
Angela is a top student who is excelling in many different extracurricular activities, all in an effort to be accepted by the college of her dreams: Harvard. Just like her father, Angela is hoping to become a proud alum and will stop at nothing to make that dream come true. Her mother, Nora, is a top real estate agent who has been trying to sell an $8 million dollar home but can't due to unrealistic owners. She is also striving to keep her picture-perfect family together because she believes her husband Gabe is having an affair with his new intern. All of their lives begin spiraling out of control and truths come out that may shatter the family and all they have ever known.
Have you ever had a friend of family member come visit and for the first day everything was great? But then come day two things are just good, and by three you're ready for them to leave again? But they don't. They stick around, wearing out their welcome. By day ten, you're about to snap. That's this book. It starts off pretty good actually, but it is so unnecessarily long. Agonizingly long. I was hoping for a great conclusion filled with drama, despair, something that would make this book worth it but the conclusion was flatter than a two day old soda.
There's not much redeeming about this book. I didn't care for the characters, had no sympathy for them, and when the ending happened, I was happy I was done with the book. I wish I could say I liked this book because the writing is pretty well done, its just a whole heaping pile of bore.
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