Wow. I enjoyed this book. Maybe enjoy is the wrong word. I appreciated this book even though the story wrung some tears out of me. To feel as much grief as this book forces you to feel was hard, as grief is hard. I think it is important to know that life and grief are hard. I think we need to understand that when people hurt, they lash out at whatever they think is hurting them. Some of us are too quick to connect the dots and jump to conclusions, as did many in the book. You find yourself sympathizing with almost every character. And I found myself getting irritated at the nice sheriff in the cold town who really didn't want to be there. Because he would not do much of a job, the townspeople took things into their own hands.
There are several shocks in the story.
Despite that, I think older teens could read this and maybe gain some
insight into their parents. Parents of teens might find this book hard
to read as parents' worst nightmares are vividly brought to life.
book gave me a lot to think about. We all have
push-all-the-wrong-button relationships, and it is good to think about
ways to change the dynamic.
A good book that I thought was well-written.