I was excited to read this book but was sorely disappointed. The book was very slow and I had to force myself to finish it. I like to read a book before seeing the movie, but I can only hope the movie does a better job at telling the story.
While I was able to keep up with the story line, I felt like the character development was just subpar. Besides the one character, Fonny getting arrested, there was nothing else that kept me intrigued. The ending left me feeling like… that’s it? Whatever the opposite of a cliff hanger is, that’s how I felt.
The one positive I would take away is the love Fonny and Tish had for each other. There love was genuine and Tish’s family did everything they could to try and help Fonny. Fonny’s family on the other hand pretty much left him in jail, and didn’t seem to provide the emotional support Fonny needed after being accused of raping the woman.
Over all, I’d give this book 2 stars. I was hoping for something different but it just wasn’t delivered.