The Last Time I Was Me by Cathy Lamb
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Total fail for me. I absolutely hated the main character, the dialogue, and the writing style.
This book could have been 10 pages long if you removed all of the stupid dialogue and details. We go to the grocery store, and the author makes it a point to give us 5-10 full names of people we literally will never cross paths with again. And the names are all unique, and vaguely ethnic, so we can see the diversity of this random small town in Oregon.
Quirky characters? Sure. We have a weird woman who is obsessed with germs. Some migrant workers who are seriously stereotyped in the worst way. A main character who obsesses over shoes, and speaks her mind in a way that no one would want to be friends with her. Throw in the world's worst anger management counselor and a Gary Stu of a governor who inexplicably tolerates the MC's crap and you have a hot mess of a book.
I can't think of anything nice to say right now, so I'll leave it at: 1 star. Do not recommend to anyone.
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