The first half of this book was great. I loved reading about Kate and her life, even though it is pretty heartbreaking, and I found the first part of the book completely compelling.Part 2, not so much. I think it was just because it abruptly jumps from 1984 to 2003 and you have no idea who the new narrators are or what is happening with them. I literally wanted to be like "what is the point of you people and what is happening with Kate?" But it does [kind of] pay off in the end.