Lunch in the Park is a deceptively straightforward novel that reels you in and keeps you reading till the end. It chronicles the not-so-straightforward life of its heroine with pitch-perfect dialog exchanges, text message conversations, phone calls, e-mails, and journal entries. The characters are true-to-life and sympathetic (but not too perfect) and never commit that only-in-fiction sin of making utterly stupid decisions that leave a reader throwing the book against the wall. (Particularly laudable here since it's only available electronically.) Buy it, read it, enjoy it, tell a friend.