In general I enjoyed this story and it is overall a good story from a unique perspective.
This is an interesting story about a road trip taken by two people who are romantically involved.
This does detract from plot and character development somewhat as it is sometimes difficult to understand what Chien meas. Sarah Hulsey seems to be written in such a way that she stands up for what is right rather than what is easy.
She stands up to the other jurors and makes a point that the evidence does not necessarily match up with the crime, the defendant or what the witnesses are saying.
The dialogue is strong and I particularly like the interactions between the main character/narrator and Dolores and Joe.
It was especially sad that the narrator did not get much of a change to develop her relationship with Joe.Kristina also has a deep understanding of how the military experience can bond two people together as they face death on a daily basis. The dialogue and the diary entries are realistic and sound very much like the experiences of a young soldier facing his first battle.This creates the sense that what Kristina is writing about is real.James shows a strong grasp of how to write dialogue and portrays his characters very realistically.This story is a touching story about what life is like for an elderly person living in a nursing home, Hamilton Park.As the main characters states "I had been in Hamilton Park Nursing Home for about four months at this point.After one to many glasses of champagne and some bath oil I underwent hip surgery." The characters are well written and Gabrielle makes the everyday routine of the nursing home seem interesting.She writes as if she has experience in working with the elderly and interacting with the elderly.This story is touching and interesting and offers the reader a unique perspective on how the elderly think and act.As Chien states " Rising the eyes from the book, glancing at me quickly, just as she had the last seven times rises her hand expressionlessly, the jury number eleven, Miss Sarah Hulsey."While Chien does an excellent job in terms of developing their plot setting and characters, Chien does not have a strong grasp of the mechanics of English and does not seem to have checked the paper for grammar and spelling inconsistencies.