90% done with Bastard Out of Carolina

Maybe it could happen in real life, but the way Allison has drawn Anney as so protective makes it impossible for me to believe she would not have just taken Bone to the hospital instead of hesitating in the driveway. It’s just far too melodramatic.

And Allison also hasn’t earned Bone’s constant blaming of herself. True, a victim would do that, but we don’t learn why – and that’s why I read the book – to learn.