i got this one from the librarian at the elementary school. it was on her desk and i simply can't resist asking about books. someone had given it to her, and since she didn't think she'd have time to read it any time soon, she passed it along to me. it was really good. it's written in a style i enjoy. the chapters are all titled simply with a character's name and then told from his or her perspective. i'm sure you can glean from the title that it's not light, fluffy fiction. the topics are abuse, violence, and murder, but also the deep bonds of friendship, familial love, and new beginnings. i passed it along to the middle sister as i know she likes this genre (and in the interest of being an equal opportunity bookworm sibling, i am saving this one for the older sister).