i used to feel that if i started a book i needed to finish it. once i had a child, my free time became more limited and i realized that i didn't need to spend any of it with a book that wasn't enlightening, inspiring, educational, emotional, or entertaining. with this thought in mind, i truly never imagined i'd write a negative book review as i just don't spend much time with books that have no value to me. based on a couple sources, i thought "the interestings" would be a good book, so i continued past the 30% mark on my kindle app even though the book was doing nothing for me. at 65% i had a "why am i wasting my time on this book" moment and quit reading it. i could go into detail about several issues i had with it, but the over-riding factor was simply the fact that the characters were all incredibly self-absorbed. self-absorbed people are just not interesting. perhaps this is the premise of the book. if it is, the author took it a little too far. i just never connected with any of the characters and thus did not care what happened to them and didn't feel the need to finish.