We Could Be Beautiful by Swan Huntley can be a tough book because the main character is often pretty unlikeable and surprisingly dense. Having led off with the negative, the book is also riveting and the narrator surprisingly sympathetic in spite of herself. The details of the upper crust NYC lifestyle among the spendthrift is very well done. You may find yourself wondering if it’s possible to make so many mistakes in so few pages, as you compulsively turn them to see what happens next. Flawed family relationships provide ample fodder for great plot twists.