I liked the story but again it was too long and there were moments I got bored. Like really bored and annoyed. Mara had a colleague called Roberta. Throughout the book she was referred to as Roberta. Suddenly in the last part of the book there was Bobbie in the story and it took me some time before I realized Bobbie was actually Roberta. Why was it necessary? To confuse the reader or is it so obvious that Bobbie is a version of Roberta?
The kids were great and I liked how Mara and Mitch gave them a good family. I even liked the Trailer Trash Twins with their attitude. They were hilarious. Mara was a dork but also really amazing. I admired how she created herself a new life. That took guts.