What else is there to say? This book made me gasp and cringe and shiver. I kept audibly reacting to this book prompting a lot of discussion with my spouse. Westover's was a truly awful experience, vividly rendered in this memoir.
There is much about this book that may seem unbelievable, but I don't doubt that in essence, its true. Many victims go back to their abusers, again and again. It was shocking to find that Westover is a near contemporary of mine, and while I was hunting Pokemon on my GameBoy Color she was dodging iron. Not to mention the scissors. Oh my God the scissors.
This is a one-sitting book, no question about it. I couldn't put it down and you could not get me to shut up about it.