OOoh, I really liked this one. Sara Zarr just understood my teen years. OK so my mom was not an alcoholic, and my dad was not a preacher. But my mom was sick and I felt like that was something we didn't talk about and I didn't know why. I really connected with this novel for those reasons, and also, it was just nice to read a well written novel. This one is about faith, losing it, finding it and about family. It reminds us that what families look like from the outside, are not necessarily what they feel like on the inside. If you're worried about reading "Christian Fiction" you needn't be worried about reading this one. It is not overly preachy and it really centers on faith, who hasn't questioned something they believed in before? It's a novel for everyone.