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I hate this character.
Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2020
I made it a quarter through the book before deciding that I hated Lori Belkin with a fiery passion. I forced myself through the rest of it in the vain hope that somewhere along the line, she'd actually face some consequences for her selfishness and her entitlement, her unfounded arrogance and her wilful obliviousness. I was, of course, disappointed. Lori suffers the occasional stumble, but she seems to be immune to all forms of lasting consequences. In the end, she gets everything she wants and everyone who had the nerve to expect some decency from her gets duly humbled and revealed to be a mean person who just don't appreciate what a wonderful free spirit Lori is.
I did not care for this book in the slightest. It's not badly written, per se, and there is some decent humour in it, but it all relies on your willingness to think that Lori's refusal to show any consideration for others is quirky and endearing. For anyone who can't do that, it's nothing short of painful to read.