I can't say enough about how much I adore this author's style, and particularly this book. She really gets inside her characters heads and writes from that perspective - a true talent that is so rare among writers. This story was particularly heart-wrenching at times, while simultaneously being tragically funny. Charles's pain from inadvertently placing himself in such an impossible position. Louise's desperate need to be seen for who she is (by herself, especially), and to be recognized as more than just a pretty face. It was such an intriguing plot, and watching it all play out was fascinating, and really gets the reader thinking about one's own insecurities and feelings of inadequacy. Completely worth the read. Very unique story.