I have been intrigued by this book since I first heard about it several months ago. So when I got the opportunity to review it I jumped at it! This was a really good book, I liked the characters though I didn't feel like I really fully connected with any of them, and I must admit there were times that the main character Sarah annoyed me just a tad, I mean I felt tremendous compassion for all she had been through but still there were moments when her attitude got on my nerves a bit! I loved how realistic this book was, I felt like I was really there living every step of the story alongside the characters! I also liked how Sarah's family members reacted in realistic and believable ways and that even though there were many times that they struggled to get along, I really did feel that by the end of the book they were a much stronger family unit! I also liked that I was able to feel all of Haddings' deep emotions. I loved the message in the book, about seeing yourself for who you truly are, I think all teenagers should read this book!
I am a poetry fan and I really enjoyed seeing the works of different poets sprinkled throughout the story.
For a fairly short book, I was surprised by the amount of depth the story and the characters possessed. I do wish this book had been a little bit longer and I would have liked an epilogue so that I could have seen what Sarah's life was like down the road, but still this was a very good book which I really enjoyed reading, I recommend it to all teens and fans of YA fiction.
I received a free copy of this book from Book Look book bloggers group in exchange for my honest review, which I have given. All thoughts and opinions are one hundred percent my own.