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The narrator was excellent but the material wasn't equal with her talent. I feel that the story wasn't as developed as it could have been. It just didn't capture Ella's state of mind or the nuances of tone or inflection that make a character dynamic.
I do not get why characters will purposely make life hard. Honestly, there was no real reason for this book. It frustrated me that the problems had to be expanded enough to keep the book going without there being a "real" problem to begin with - except a "misunderstanding". Yes, at the end she figured out the truth, but it was a given. I am tempted to call the main character an idiot. She is build up to be this briliant, creative girl, and yet, people have to spell out the truth for her at the end. I think the story's biggest problem is that we have heard it told before.