Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
This book was dark and twisted, the characters broken and flawed. This is the only book I’ve ever read where the POV changes from chapter to chapter where I’ve equally loved all three narrators (Patrick, Verna, and Caro). Braffet is excellent at writing anti-heroes.
Save Yourself made me feel things, and while I’ve been fortunate enough to not have personal experience with most of the book’s subject material, Braffet made it quite easy for me to identify with each character. Caro’s monologues in particular hit home for me, and expressed feelings that I’ve never found an accurate description of.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
BLAH! There was not one likable character in the book. She spent pages and pages developing the characters, making them more unlikable with the turn of each page and then it all comes to head and the book ends. I got to the end and was like “are you kidding me…that’s it”?! I should have just quit reading at halfway mark when I almost stopped. It just wasn’t good.