I started this book in May. MAY.
I had the hardest time getting into it at first, the redundancy was murderizing my will to continue. I was going to quit, but I had read a few discussions about it, finding there were many people that were feeling the same way, but they were persuaded to keep going, and they were right. Once the story got to the funeral, it really picked up and was a pretty good read.
There were a lot of characters and sometimes I had a hard time keeping them all straight, but it worked itself out as I kept reading.
[spoiler] I'm still trying to figure out who my favorite character was. Some I despised, like Samantha, Simon and Shirley.... Some just seemed cardboardy... Ruth.
I guess I felt the most for Sukhvinder. WAS she really a hermaphrodite, or was that just Fats getting into her head? I'm glad her mother finally realized what a bitch she was and came back to her senses.
I also just wanted to snatch Robbie up and run.
I think that if I ever lived in a town like that... that thrived on gossip and being fake, I'd wish for my demise.
This is a decent read it you can get through the beginning.