I posted my very strong opinions about this book on Goodreads, so some of you may have already read this, but I will give my opinions here as well so that I feel like I am contributing a little bit!!!
I absolutely HATED this book. It was Oprah's pick, so I thought I would give it a try, and I learned that I will never again read a book based on her recommendations. I went about halfway through the book before I even knew what the story was about, and even then was confused because it never seemed to move forward. It was totally drawn out- I honestly think about 300 pages could have easily been removed. Then, the ending was not only depressing, but left no real resolution to the plot that had been supposedly building since the beginning. Obviously, I would absolutely NOT recommend this book to anyone- it was such a complete waste of my time, I wish I had never started it (the only reason I kept reading it was because I thought it would surely get better- I was very, very, wrong).