Friday, April 20, 2018
The First to Know, by Abigail Johnson
While an interesting story, the retelling was a too melodramatic for my tastes. Dana spends an awful lot of time upset, crying, or fighting with the other characters. Ultimatums are brandied about that never get fulfilled (after a while, I got tired of characters saying that they would "never" so something since the word obviously carries a different meaning for them). This is a story that would have benefited from trimming and some mellowing. I was a bit surprised by the ending, but mostly for the way it plunges into a rosy happy ending where none was really even needed.