I am a very 50/50 kind of person. Half introvert/half extravert. Half cynic/half optimist. I could go on and on. Sometimes I like this about myself, sometimes I don’t. See what I mean?
This book really appealed to a particular half of me - the part, for example, that is willing to admit that Anne of Green Gables is my favorite novel on the planet. So, today I say the other half can just shut the hell up and let me enjoy this sweet cozy little novel - cutesy title, sappy plot, and questionable epistolary style be-damned!
At the end of the day I 100% buy the novel’s premise – that art (via literature, music, etc.) and friendship are the things that not only make this ugly world bearable, but also somewhat beautiful at times.