This is a book I expected to love, but I honestly can’t give it more than a “liked” rating. I never really understood Maura Beth, even though she is who I’ve always wanted to be (a librarian with red hair, that is). The supporting characters were unique and lively in their own ways, but never really felt “alive” or three-dimensional enough. They were too predictable, and I think that sums up my problem with the book as a whole. You know how the book is going to turn out just by reading the back cover. Even the “twists” were predictable to a certain extent.
This isn’t to say that I didn’t like the book. I did enjoy reading it and meeting the members of the Cherry Cola Book Club. But at the end of the day, it just wasn’t filling enough. There wasn’t enough in the story or characters to remain in my mind and heart after I closed the cover for the last time.
But we can’t forget the message of the book, which should be shouted from the rooftops – Save the Libraries!