Rated of 5
I feel that it is impossible to rate this book due to the fact that so much of the language, plot, and characters are a ripoff of Donna Tartt's The Secret History! Did anyone else notice this? Goodman completely tries to affect Tartt's style and fails miserably. She almost lifts direct lines and ideas from Tartt's book but then ends up with a really predictable, VC Andrews-style story. It's like she took a gormet dinner and turned it into a happy meal. Please tell me someone else noticed this.