My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The premise for the story was equal parts outrageous and probable, and the multiple layers to the story worked well together with consistency. The characters were believable without needing to be over-explained, and the protagonist was easy to relate to without demanding that I crawl into her skin and see and feel everything that she was experiencing. The dialogue was very natural and went a long way towards giving me a good sense for the personalities of the characters, and the way the story unfolded and ended felt easy and open-ended without leaving me hanging. Having been to New York (and having grown up in Toronto), I had a good sense for the setting which always gives me a deeper reading experience. I didn’t passionately love this book—and really, who needs to be blown away every single time?—but I did like it very much.