I loved this book. It took me a little while to get into it, but once I did, wanted to keep reading. Had so many great underlying themes regarding race, gender, social class, friendships, abuse, politics, and decision making. And told with a great sense of humor and hope. Think Minnie was my favorite character. Also, made me start fantasizing about writing a book and how great of a career that would be. Debating whether I should watch the movie as I don’t want it to take away from the book.