Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki
This book was one of Book of the Month club’s May picks and it did not disappoint. Woman No. 17 by Edan Lepucki is quite the ride on the hot mess express, and I loved every minute of it!! The characters are all insanely dysfunctional and I found it to be an interesting commentary on how we use social media to communicate instead of just sitting down and actually talking to each other. S and Lady’s behavior was absolutely cringe worthy at times and yet I could not stop reading. There were multiple instances when I wanted to slap Lady and scream “Get it together!” From her poor parenting choices to her wishy-washiness over her marriage, Lady left me exhausted and frustrated. And S. Have mercy. Will the real S please stand up? I felt like she had an incredibly distorted view of reality that was encouraged by her father who was in complete denial about how whack his daughter was. Seth's character was also extremlely intriguing to me. I loved how he went from innocent to scheming as the story unfolded. Was he mute by choice after being traumatized at such an early age or could he really not speak? So. Many. Questions!! Another great pick from Book of the Month Club and I am anxious to see what Edan writes next.