My Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Genre(s): Literary fiction; adult fiction
Plot: Georgie McCool knows that her marriage is in trouble, but that doesn’t stop her from skipping Christmas with her husband and children to work overtime on a big project at work. Alone for the holidays, she stays with her parents in her old bedroom, and discovers that her old rotary phone seems to be a portal to the past — connecting her present, adult self to her husband’s young adult self.
- It was an easy read
- I like how aloof Neal seemed
- Georgie’s sister is pretty awesome
- It draaaagged
- I feel like the resolution was really anticlimactic
- It was predictable
- Georgie is a twat and I couldn’t stand her like at all
- “I love you more than I hate everything else.”
- “Georgie. You cannot be jealous of Dawn–that’s like the sun being jealous of a lightbulb.”
- “We’re not broken up.”
“I know, but we’re still broken.”
- “Georgie never thought she’d be old enough to talk about life in big decade-long chunks like this.”
My Thoughts: I had hoped that after Eleanor & Park, I would really love this book. But I just didn’t. It took me forever to read, even though it was a super easy read, because I just couldn’t stand Georgie. She’s annoying and borderline neurotic. If you’re that worried about your marriage, go fix it. I dunno. I just really didn’t like this book.