The hype on this one may be a bit much. It's a solid enough book with a few glaring problems. The book is comprised of short stories that follow the lives of three young women. I didn't have any issue keeping track of the three main characters. Their relationships seemed true and felt real even if their relationships with men seemed hideous and doomed. The mistake came in trying to weave entirely too many tertiary stories into the narrative. I lost track of who was who and stopped caring.