I love this book because it was so easy to fall in love with the main character, Anke, as she learns how to stand up for herself and her family.
Because of Thalia's gift for voice.
Because of the way she strikes to the heart of the issue of abuse with so few words. Just enough to break your heart and make you want to scream with rage--all without graphic details.
Because I could hardly put it down.
Because of how Thalia weaves hope into such a devastating story.
If you haven't read it, you should!