The narrator describes it as "a story with no heroine" which is completely true. We follow the main character Becky from her selfish, terrible late teenage years to her selfish, terrible middle age years. She was a backstabber, a crook, and shameless through the whole thing. But of course, it has a little romance with the drama, and I was totally satisfied with the ending.
(But let's be honest, the only reason I read it was to have a frame of reference to the Reese Witherspoon movie version.)
I'm hopping back on the reading rainbow--this time with something a little shorter, The Catcher in the Rye.