I read a review today that is really rubbing me the wrong way. The anonymous reader said that the prequel was horrible, and made the statement that it is one of the worst books, morally-speaking, because of the sex and smoking.

I get my share of one-star reviews, and I understand people are entitled to their opinions.  But sometimes it’s obvious that people didn’t even finish a book by the comments they leave. While I would prefer that people who don’t finish a book refrain from reviewing it, I realize that’s not going to happen. Sometimes that says more about a book than any string of insults could. That’s fine. But state that you didn’t finish the book in the review in the spirit of full disclosure. Otherwise, claims made can be just plain wrong!

Had this person finished the book, she would learn that the main male character quits smoking, and both of the characters make a pact to be abstinent. This book is pro-family, focuses on a platonic friendship, and encourages forgiveness of others’ past transgressions.

Feel free to comment if you agree or disagree.