It took a while to settle myself into this novel, but I am so glad that I persevered. The reader is introduced to the protagonist slowly, over time. At first Eleanor seems extremely strange, but once you learn more about her and her past, you come to understand why she acts as she does, and definitely become her champion. Spoiler alert: It’s a tearjerker, so be prepared. Gail Honeyman has penned a very moving novel, and one can’t help but marvel at Eleanor’s courage in turning her life around. Highly recommended.