This book was interesting and really wasn't the type of book that I stop and read, so this was a first for me. The book starts off really weird because I have no idea what's going on but, the next few pages make it pretty clear. I never really knew what I was in for, but I am very glad that I read it. I felt like you were watching a young girl blossom into this strong independent woman. Her family and the choices that she made really made her who she is.
You are introduced to Shae Byrts who is a young girl who is not living the good life. Her and her family have a mix of love and hate that come together in the worst way. Her mother is an alcoholic who forces Shae into a motherly role for her siblings. Mrs. Byrts is nothing nice to her family and you really only see her doing two things in this story. Leaving to get drunk and yelling at her kids and those two combined make for a nasty tale. In this house, she also lives with her grandmother and three brothers and each of them have their own story that will touch your heart in some kind of way and you will start to understand Ma Violet and Toby's character as they progress. What I have noticed with each of them was that they were all suffering from something within the family.