What an interesting novel, I have seen the movie years earlier but a co-worker mentioned this novel and suggested I read it as she found the writing mesmerizing. I completely agree, Janet Fitch is a beautiful writer, all her words flow and almost seems like she's writing poetry. Truly an amazing writer and I'm def a fan. The novel is def more interesting than the movie, although I love Michelle Pfeiffer and her role in the film. A def must read.