So I've gotten to read about all three main characters (Leila, Leo, and Mark) so far, not as much about Leila as the other two though, and have really connected more with Leo than the other two characters. I understand Leo and can see parts of myself in him (definitely not the alcohol and drug abuse parts) and that is probably why I really enjoy reading about him. To me Mark seems like a fraud and a jerk. In order to write the book that made him famous (and to discuss it anywhere) he needs to be high. I feel like Leila is an interesting character and would like to read more about her. I also see certain qualities in her that I find in myself. I do feel that she is stronger than she thinks she is and I am interested in reading more about her work in Myanmar (Burma). I am off to dive back in to this.