I’d done my best to convince myself it was Dawn I was trying to save from repeating the humiliation she had suffered the first time. What I find too much to let in, most days, is the possibility that I was also trying to save myself.
I am going to try to keep this review as spoiler free as possible because I really feel like readers need to go into reading this with as free a mind as possible. I am really conflicted about this book because on the one hand I found the plot to be pretty predictable but on the other hand I couldn't put this book down. If I had stopped to think about the plot of this before I read it I could have guessed most of it. I kept waiting for some sort of twist that would leave me completely shocked but alas there were no twists (or at least nothing that I thought was a twist).
This book is filled with characters that were so frustrating that at times I couldn't help but hate them. Hanna and her incessant need to make excuses for her daughter, Dawn, had me wanting to throw my Kindle. She just wouldn't listen to anyone and it drove me mad. Now Dawn, she is just something else. I felt like when her teacher said 'It just seems like there’s something missing' that she really managed to describe Dawn.
While I found this to be predictable and the characters to be frustrating it was still pretty interesting. Whenever I had to put it down I would still be thinking about it. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the galley.