On one hand I really loved the voice of Vida and i wanted to know what happens to her as well as her friend Ester. But I just couldn't get past Richard. His voice didn't connect with me and I didn't relate with his grief. I don't know if it was because I only got to know Lorrie through his emails with her mom or what but even just trying to skim through his section our didn't keep my interest. Sorry Vida and hope life treats you well!