What I really hated about the very bad book was that the action was usually moved forward because the female character, who has a 4.0 and is Harvard material, never followed the instructions of the people who always gave her good advice, and always followed the people who never give her good advice. I can accept that a author uses this device a few times over say, 400 pages, but always? This, by the way, is a conceit used by lots of crummy books and movies, to be fair.
Women are not that stupid.
There, I am done being angry.