Sonia is acting like an adult settling into their first apartment with her husband, giving birth to her first and then second child and interacting with neighbours no matter how forceful or annoying they are.
It is unsettling how realistic it is in questioning our morals. We all want to think we can do good, look after our elderly neighbours who have no-one else. But we put our heads down and pray the old man doesn't notice when we make a dash to the door, speaking only when we have to and doing the bare minimum to help out. Realistically we don't want the responsibility.
Sonia and her husband don't want the responsibility but take it when the elderly and lonely gentleman next door to them is mistreated by the apartments caretakers who have been hired by his disinterested daughter-in-law. Sonia is a bit of an air-head, more of a questioning child with some very ingrained fears that stop her from living life fully. Not someone we want to aspire to be, not strong and independent and fearless and absolutely good. She is human.
I liked this book, it made me question my morals and my beliefs of who is good and who is bad. But it wasn't very enjoyable to read, if that makes sense.