A Reese's Book Club Pick and New York Times Bestseller
“Fans of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine will love The Cactus.” —Red magazine
An unforgettable love story that shows sometimes you have to embrace the unexpected.
Susan Green is like a cactus: you can't get too close. She likes things perfectly ordered and predictable. No surprises. But suddenly confronted with the loss of her mother and the unexpected news that she is about to become a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is realized. She is losing control.
Enter Rob, the dubious but well-meaning friend of her lazy brother. As Susan’s due date draws near and her world falls further into a tailspin, Susan finds an unlikely ally in Rob. She might have a chance at finding real love and learning to love herself, if only she can figure out how to let go.
"I found myself laughing out loud." —Reese Witherspoon
Stick through to the end
I originally bought this book in paper back in 2019 and couldn’t get past maybe the first fourth. It was full of annoying characters narrated by an even more annoying and oblivious protagonist. With that said, I kept seeing small mentions of this book in the last couple months that suggested maybe it wasn’t so bad… and that is precisely the case. I downloaded the audio book since it was $4. Summary: first third of the book is boring and annoying, second third is annoying but intriguing, final third is absolutely amazing and ultimately worth the first two thirds and even seems to make it feel right that they were annoying. Definitely worth a read or a listen. Gave 4 out of 5 bc of the first two thirds.
I only read the first 5 minutes, but this book is so well written!!!😃
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