Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore is jaw-dropping, intriguing, and a nightmare all in one. This novel is so heavy with the battles of family life and the nasty ways this family has cultivated its way of living. This is the story of Mabel Dagmar, a poor girl experiencing life for the first time at university and with one of the most privileged girls she will ever meet, her roommate. I feel that this story exemplifies the upper class so well with the way Ev's family acts in so much of this novel. They have so many issues indivdually that they have run over into other aspects of their life. And Mabel has been inducted into the family by way of roomie-friendship, but how close or too close will she become to this new world of hers, the Winslow house. I was a little scared that I would be able to understand so much of this novel, but I was surprised to see that it was so reader friendly that I could not put this novel down I just had to know the next twist, turn, or sin about to unfold before my eyes. My only recommendation is that you have complete solitude to enjoy every single word because they are just so engaging and you do not want to mess with the momentum of this novel as it moves along to the unbelievable twisty end that will have your mind blown. I received this book for free from Blogging For Books for this review.