I can really see the comparisons to The Great Gatsby but I don't think this book has the same magic that Gatsby did. Rose is supposed to be an unreliable narrator and you can tell that by reading the book. I'm not sure exactly how I feel about Odalie because I feel like I am being lead to dislike her and I don't know if Rose is really telling the true story. As far as Rose is concerned I switch between pity and anger at her.
While reading this I got the feeling that this would make an amazing audiobook with the right narrator. I listened to a sample of the audiobook and man it was not as good as it could have been. The narrator did not have all the emotion in her voice that I felt this book deserved. She just seemed flat and made the story dull. I haven't been that in to audiobooks in a while but this could have been made into a great audiobook that I probably would have loved. I guess I'll go back to reading now before I start ranting more and more about audiobooks.