4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Could be a shorter story...,
This review is from: Girls in Trouble: A Novel (Paperback)
Plus points: great characterization of the adoptive parents, child and relationship between them; great writing on how the open-adoption goes down-the-hill. Minus points: repetitive in the characterization of the parents of Sarah, the birth mother: no in-depth reasons why they want Sarah to have the baby adopted, just the same overall "keep your eyes in the future".
Another point that should be mentioned: the story follows the characters for more than 18 years - the first half of the book centers around Sarah, the "vanishing" boyfirend/father and the birth of the adoptive child - before and after. Character development in this part of the book is better strutctured than in the last half.