Thursday, May 24, 2012
Between Here and Forever, by Elizabeth Scott
But when Abby's plan to use Eli goes awry and Abby discovers some hard truths about her "perfect" sister, the perfect world that Abby has created comes unglued. And in the chaos that emerges, Abby discovers some truths about herself.
Well-written with strong character development. It is a story well-told. However, I'm not sure it was a story I necessarily was interested in. Abby is a hard heroine to like. While she certainly grows and expands her horizons throughout the story, she's so self-centered and clueless about other people, that it's hard to feel that her suffering is anything other than self-inflicted. And it's harder still to feel much sympathy for her self-abuse. By the thirtieth time she whines about how no one could ever love her, you really wanted to strangle her with an IV tube!