Overall a very quick and easy read. My main problem with this book is that it's primary point of emphasis is on race, and race is not something that comes across easily from words on a page. I had a hard time remembering what ethnicity the characters were (namely Emira and Alix's groups of friends) so sometimes the impact of the words were lost on me.
Emira, a young African American woman, goes to her employer Alix's house for Thanksgiving where Alix remarks to herself how great it was that there were 5 black people in attendance, ("Oh how diverse and accepting am I..." kind of sentiment). For the life of me I could name two at that moment, I had to really sit there and think about it.