There were things about The Clover House that I liked a lot. There were also things that didn't work for me. Let's talk about the positives first shall we? The setting in this book was superb. I enjoyed learning about the culture and history of Greece. I finished this book with a much better understanding of what happened there during WWII. I especially enjoyed learning about the Carnival that takes place in Greece. What a party! It seems like anything can (and does) happen during this festival. The characters in The Clover House spend a lot of time celebrating, and making poor choices, during Carnival.Unfortunately, some of the characters in The Clover House were simply unlikable. You are meant to understand that something happened in Clio's past to make her the way she is. Yet when that something is revealed it doesn't seem to be a good enough reason for her to treat her family members the way she does. I found The Clover House to be a enjoyable, plot-driven read. But as a reader I happen to enjoy character driven novels more.