I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
3.5/5 stars, rounded up
I read this book in one day. It was like a good meal that should be filling but leaves you hungry. The story and the characters have a great skeleton; there is no meat on the bone. Overnight I pondered how it could have been made richer, more filling. The writing isn't bad, though there were times it felt like English wasn't the authors first language, I didn't hate it (from the bio she teaches creative writing at a US college). This morning I realized the kind of format that would have improved this story for me. Recently, I read Citizen Washington by William Martin. The story is told by many voices in each of their own point of view; that would have worked well for this story. Or the use of letters and diaries. The first person throughout just didn't make me love it, like I could have.