Maybe too much symbolism
Reader reviewed by L. Eustace
An adolescent female lives with her dowdy mother and less than mentally capable brother. Her mother runs an oceanfront bed-and-breakfast Inn while her father is out at London driving his black BMW and wearing his tweed suits. A guest at the inn for a few months, who spending evenings playins scrabble with her mother, ends up affecting their lives more than one could predict. A light, airy read of which I found very enjoyable, however simple the text was. At times it appeared as though the author was trying too hard to create some symbolism, but even with that it doesn't matter, every book has a fault.