I have a rule; if I'm not interested within 50 pages, it's not worth finishing (I read too much for work as it is - the novel must intrigue me). I read to page 129 thinking this book would EVENTUALLY pick up. It didn't. Skipped to the last five pages and guess what ... didn't miss much of anything. Felt like a long boring sitcom that I could catch up on even if I skipped the past three episodes. Not sure I'll read Best Friends, but people do say that was the better of her two books ... we'll see.