This is my first IRL book club meeting (I've been to three now, I think) where all of us have liked the book. We all had at least one detail that we could think of that we couldn't quite buy, and several of us (like me) brought up the book's fairly obvious emotional manipulation, but we all managed to like it anyway.
Next up is Christopher Moore's Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal.* As a non-religious person living in a town where people think nothing of asking someone they just met what church they go to, I'm nervous about how this book club could turn out. I take comfort from knowing that I loathed To Siri With Love, one other person in the book club connected with it in a personal way, and yet that book club meeting somehow turned out well. Surely this one can too.
* I've read it once before and remember liking it well enough, although it's definitely not one of my favorites by Moore. I have zero clue what a devout Christian would think of it.