In the midst of my frustration with this book, I did come across a theme that I liked. Rebekah finds out that she has a half-sister. She reaches out to her sister with open arms, even though the existence of her sister means that her father had been unfaithful to her mother. Rebekah realizes that her sister didn’t have any part in that, didn’t ask to be born into that situation and as she gets used to the idea, Rebekah becomes excited about her discovery of the sister she’d longed for as a child. Rebekah’s openness to her sister and forgiveness for her father were the redeeming qualities in this book. I was glad to find this small ray of light at the end of this dark tunnel.
Overall, the book is well written and quite funny. Had it not been for certain undesirable events, I think I would have really enjoyed it. I will admit, though, that it did make me think and made me realize how careful I need to be with my own daughter to make sure she is safe from people like Arthur Weeman.