I really loved reading this book. It's just my kind of story - a loveable main character who is down on their luck and manages to pull their life back together despite all of their issues. Polly was a really inspiring character and everything wasn't sugar-coated. For example, her relationship with Mrs. Manse was very rocky to begin with. And her love life was not a smooth ride, especially with several twists involving Tarnie that had me really surprised. The only thing that really let the story down was the character Reuben who was so ridiculously rich he could have solved everyone's problems with the drop of a hat but never bothered. His Star Wars themed wedding (whilst I realise this does happen in real life) was just silly and out of character. And the party he held at the end of the wake was really inappropriate, but none of the characters seemed to notice this! But other than that, it was a lovely read. I give this book 9/10.