I felt the story was hard to get into at first. When I think of someone having a midlife crisis I think of men. I enjoyed reading about Kelly's transformation. I wanted to yell at both Kathyrn & Bruce. I'm glad Kelly & Beth were there for Melanie. I think even though the 2 marriages were over before the seperation or divorces - it was wrong of Charlotte and Bruce to get together. I think this book had a good message of never taking yourself or your friends for granted. I think we can all benefit from taking a step back and asking how a friend is before we start complaining about your own lives.