Instead, readers can feel the tension between male and female characters. Fortunately, Knight does not just highlight the differences and difficulties. writing is lovely, the themes are handled tactfully, and the characters are well developed. However, I dislike the amount of characterization. does not cause enough problems to take away from the rating. It’s also worth noting that the book clocks in. ' I wholeheartedly agree with your 4-star rating and review. Although it is a character-driven novel, I too thought the plot. love with Gary; he is now one of my two favorite male fictional characters. Somehow both stories made me feel empowered and optimistic. map after I finished reading the novel. The place is fictional. Like dragonet07- the official reviewer - I became immersed in the.