As with most books that I've read that switch between two different time periods, I have been hooked on the parts about the past while only iffy about the present day events. I think that is just because Vivian's story/life has been so absolutely heartbreaking. I am starting to warm up more to Molly as we see her similarities to Vivian and as their friendship grows through Molly's school project. I just feel horrible for what has happened to Vivian throughout her life (or at least about the parts that have been revealed so far) and I was shocked at the major thing that was just revealed. I am really interested to see what will happen next but I am almost afraid to see what heartbreak will happen next.