Christi Yes. Kate was so obnoxious. She was incapable of being happy for people who didn't want the same things that she does. Dan is a saint for putting up with her.
Kari Anderson I have read this book twice, and the second reading I was really tempted to skip her parts. Everything about this character was stuck up and annoying. She really dragged a good book down.
Amy It might make the book a bit less awful to do so. She definitely is one of the most insufferable characters I have come across in years as well. And I got the sense that Smith doesn't realize she was. I think she was Smith's mouthpiece. In which case, I pity her for leading a life of misery.