I must admit, I only made it to page 35 but soon realized I was in company with people I didn't much like. The mother was likable, the others not so much with the mean-spirited Larry especially, who is super critical & voices his unpleasant opinion freely. The descriptions were a bit over-done, getting lost in all the adjectives and big words rather than what the folks were experiencing. I really didn't take to it, didn't like the characters, didn't like the tiny book with the tiny print & all in all, did not have a great experience. I figure by page 35, if I don't like the people & get tired of the over-done descriptions, I may as well put it down & find something else. I see other reviewers being trashed for having negative opinions about this book which I think unfair, unkind & unnecessary.