Cute Premise, Disjointed Execution

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I would give this book 3.5 stars. Going into it, I thought it would be something different than what it was, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It was less about the five people, dead or alive, you'd invite to dinner than I thought it would be. There was really no explanation of how or why Sabrina (a 20-30 something New Yorker) was at dinner with these five people, both dead and alive, from her life and then also Audrey Hepburn randomly thrown in there. I feel like her choice of five people is unrealistic (would anyone really invite their still living college professor? Of all the people, ever?) The story goes back and forth between the dinner and the past ten years spanning the complicated relationship of Sabrina and the love of her life, Tobias. There's a lot of contemplative quotes and themes in this book. It's deep without being too heavy. It's nothing mind blowing, but I think it would be a good beach read!