I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I would recommend this story to people who enjoy memoirs, autobiographies, or fiction based on real life. The focus on interpersonal relationships from a woman's perspective makes the book more appropriate for female readers, but there are lessons to be learned for everyone. In the words of Farkas, "the life lesson is that we should not expect too much from life or from ourselves." Other lessons that manifested through the telling of Annie's story: love can transcend distance and time, those we love can let us down, and our self-worth and confidence should not be dependent on others. Overall, I enjoyed this book immensely, and I read it all in one sitting. Farkas utilized interesting vocabulary, built characters with depth with which readers could empathize, and created a work of fiction full of life lessons.
29 Dec 2017