Good Characters in a Bad Story

I’ve been reading a disappointing book. I won’t mention the title because I would hate to accidentally recommend it. To be honest, I’m near the end and I’m embarrassed about the amount of time that I’ve lost with this book. The story is weak and the style is weird. I would simply stop reading it but I seem to be invested in the outcome for the sake of the characters. Some old friends are in this book.  It is related to a book series that I have read and loved. My history with some of the characters has made it difficult to walk away.  I know there is a metaphor here.  Personal history is not a good enough reason to spend time and energy in a bad situation.  But when you can’t walk away, we won’t judge you. It’s so hard to give up on someone when you’ve been through so much together.