Mo itibaren Laje - BA, Brezilya
I just opened the book in the middle to flip through it when it arrived in the mail, nex thing I know, I read from that random page to the very end, and then from the beginning to the end. I read strictly in the scifi/fantasy genre, and dislike serious or depressing books, but this was really good - and not sad or depressing. I picked it up because of Palwick's "Shelter" (which is scifi) - great prose, absolutely engaging quality with words, and an amazing ability to make me relate and care about other people's scary emotional/psychological problems. The story works because it's driven by a mystery, and we see Emma searching for clues to her life: does her mother love her? What happened to Ginny? I thought this was much better than, to pick a book with a similar theme - finding fantasy escape from the horrors of abuse - "Tender Morsels" by Margo Lanagan.