Just finished book and all I can say is the book changes for you. At first didn't like it, both characters turned me off, Emma was too whinny and Dexter was too self-absored. The story line got off to a slow start, it was okay you are going thru life and failing at left and right (basically why do you keep choosing the wrong direction). But finally the book takes a turn and gets better and the characters somewhat become acutal people that choose the right direction (in way she matures before him). One part of the book I did not see coming which if you do read it comes as a shock (if you have not seen the movie yet). I hope my other book club members read this review and finish the book just to see that a that starts out bad and can end good. Thanks Jana for picking this book for our book club.