The two stars does not necessarily mean the book was not enjoyable. I did like it! But perhaps would have enjoyed it more if I had read it when I was in my teens, when drama and gossip were lots of fun to read about. The whole novel evolves around the affairs of 8 people and I grew to dislike almost all of the characters because of their lies and sometimes selfish decisions. Altough they do redeem themselves, I spent the whole novel waiting for that to happen.