There are so many things that make this book utter garbage- the hokey religious tones, the outdated and frankly insulting roles of men and women, the over-the-top role of wealth and power. But to be fair, I will focus on the three things I look for in a great book: characters, story and writing. The characters are so one dimensional they feel like they were written by a 5 year old. Horrible cheesy names aside, if there is one character that the reader can relate to, they probably have a problem with being a fully -formed human. These characters are unrealistic and unbelievable and their dialogue is among the worst I have ever read. That's bad, but the story is worse- disjointed and scattered with clumsy attempts at foreshadowing. All this and completely predictable too. But by far the worst is the writing itself, which consists mainly of stringing cliches together. No finesse or artistry in sight. I have seen more beautifully written high school essays. The only reason I finished this is because it was selected for my book club, but you can save your brain cells and give this one a pass.