Okay, so I've just finished reading this book. How can I describe it? I can only use superlatives.
It was really THAT good! Amazing! Emotional. Painful. Beautiful. Sublime. Hopeful.
I will treasure it for a long time to come. I FELT it. I felt Kami's fear. I felt her pain. Her panic. Her love. The unrecognisable feeling of being safe and waiting for it to be taken away from you. Because it's not substantial. Feeling of home. Her anxiety. It grips you and it doesn't friggin' let you go!
But she grew. She became even stronger. And I loved seeing that for her. I was so proud of her, of her progress. Not every victim of abuse can do that. You carry that trauma with you. For life. It leaves you frightened. It causes avoidance. Isolation. But just like in this novel, if you are that lucky to be surrounded by at least one beautiful soul that loves you and understands you, you can make it. You have a chance for survival. A hope. A future. Maybe even a bright one.5+++ stars