Cartwheel - Jennifer duBois I really wanted to like this book much more than I did. It started off really well. I was pulled into the story and wanted to know what really happened to Katy. But, as the book progressed, I started to get bored. I think the book was too long and not much happens during a lot of it.

The only character I really liked was Lily. I felt really bad for her. She is definitely a product of her upbringing. Not enough discipline and being too sheltered from the real world make her come across as rude, naive and thoughtless. She really isn't like that, but she doesn't know how to portray herself any other way. Unfortunately this works against her.

I understand what the author was trying to do with the book. It wasn't a rehashing of the Amanda Knox story, it was inspired by it. Her afterward explains it all. But for me, I don't think the book did what she was hoping it would. I felt like I was reading another version of the Amanda Knox story and trial. I think what would have made me like the book more would have been to find out what really happened to Katy. We never do find out. This being fiction, I wanted some resolution and the truth. This is another book in which I felt let down because I invested to much time in it and got no payout in the end.