If you like a book where you have a weak character who constantly quotes from classic literature and humanities yet finds her strength as the story goes on, then this one is for you. Camilla had been in a long time relationship with Allison, a sometimes emotionally and verbally abusive Doctor. They had a child named Nico and one day Camilla had enough of the abuse and left her son behind with Allison. A few years go by and Camilla decides to build a treehouse for Nico while Allison and he are away on a week long vacation.
Camilla has help with her loyal yet exasperating best friend Taylor, who arrives with her Audrey Hepburn lookalike girlfriend. Scandal erupts at the school where Camilla teaches during the week.
One correction that I would like to point out is that the all girl rock band The Runaways was a 70’s band, not 80’s as stated. My best friend has been a die hard Runaways fan since they began, and has taught me enough to know that the band was active from 1975-1979.
The story itself had piqued my interest enough that I kept reading to see how it ends. And I’m not thrilled with the ending only because, in my opinion, it should have been more. I don’t like the “that’s it?” feeling I had.
The writing was excellent and the story flowed nicely, some funny, some sad, some thought provoking times. All in all, not a bad book, just could have been less quotes from the Humanities Professor (must you keep telling me about other books? I’m reading this one) and more of an ending unless there will be a sequel.