This is difficult to review because A.) I must have liked it because I read it in less than 24 hours, but B.) This story is still haunting me in a not so very nice way. Let me start by saying that the entire time I was reading this book I was totally creeped out, as in my mind was disturbed by what I was reading to the point that I was making grimacing faces while comprehending what was going on.
I work with foster children, I know the pain of abuse that they must overcome, and to read a book that really brings those horrors to life was not very much fun for me. I'm a "cheer for the heroes to overcome evil" type of girl, and well I guess honestly I'm always looking for my happy ending. Let me just say that this is NOT THAT BOOK.
This book is dark, depressing, haunting, and disturbing, but this book is also very well written, well planned, well paced, and above all else has real characters that you connect to from the start. Do I recommend this book, absolutely, but with the warning that what you read will invade your thoughts and pleasant dreams.