True to its title, patience is required for this read if you want to make it to the good part. The first 105 pages were particularly difficult to read. I did not enjoy the dialogues although, I understood that the use of language in the character dialogues is one that is true to the area in which the story is set. The story development was very slow. Somewhere between page 97 and 100 I was like, “what is the point to this story?”
Personally, page 106 is where the story began to form and I saw the point. Starting from page 106 is when I had a realization that this was a cautionary tale on HIV. From the get go I thought I was going to absolutely hate the story as it was not particularly forming until I got to page 106. I really liked the fact that it explored the idea that there are people out there that intentionally go around infecting either men or women because they feel that they are somehow avenging themselves. Around the year 2012 when I was still an active Facebook user, I remember seeing similar stories of students that were on a spree to infect. So, I really loved that aspect of the story as it was familiar and it creates awareness.
I really liked that this book ended in the cliche that is “they all lived happily ever after”. Last verdict: I did not entirely hate it, I misunderstood it, then I got the point.