An enjoyable enough story but I didn't ever get completely pulled into the narrative. The author wrote some beautiful passages but overall the book wasn't cohesive enough for me. Losing her sister unexpectedly, Lennie is pushed into grief. The way she expresses that grief - through random bits of poetry and writing - is inventive. Her awkward encounters with her sister's boyfriend were written in a way that made me believe it could happen. What was the most unbelievable to me was the whirlwind romance with Joe. It's probably my cynicism that kept me from believing that story thread but it also kept me from truly falling into the story.So...although there were passages that moved me, overall I won't remember much about this one.