This post should be called The Particular Sadness of Christine's Book Choices. I enjoyed the beginning of this book so much, but then it became so weird that it lost me. The story is about Rose, a girl who discovers that she can feel the emotions of others through food that they prepare. The beginning grabbed me right away and several things were brought into the story that were really intriguing. The problem is that some things were just dropped. I kept waiting for more, but it wasn't there. Then there was Joseph, Rose's brother. I can't explain my problems with his storyline without big spoilers, so I won't be specific. I assume that the author wanted the readers to take his story metaphorically, but it definitely seemed like she wanted us to take it literally, which would be too weird.
I also have to mention the lack of quotation marks. The book was mainly dialogue, but there were no quotation marks. Since it was written in first person, this was beyond confusing. I had to keep stopping to figure out if Rose said something or simply though it to herself. Overall I found this to be a very disappointing book. Again, there are plently of glowing reviews out there so this is just my take on it. I think I found another 2/5.