Undeniably bittersweet reaction to this book. A number of reviewers here have said what a hard time they had getting into it, but after a while they were completely sucked in. For me, it was the opposite. I thought the first 50 pages absolutely brilliant and it kept making me want to cry. Somewhere along the line, though, it lost me. I stopped being able to sympathize with Della and started smacking my head saying STOP BEING STUPID.
But it's hard to be smart when there are bombs going off everywhere and you're no longer sure what it is exactly you care for. I get that. Hence bittersweet.
How can we just sit here and let the world set itself on fire? Because we were trained to just let it happen.
The last line in the acknowledgements section by the author made me smile wryly. It's worth it just for that.
All in all, I would recommend it if your political opinions sway slightly towards Green Party. Or if you're not sure if they do, read this book and then decide. Della is mostly caught up in other people's campaigns, anyway.
I also have no idea what the title is supposed to be referring to.