MB The writers handle the violence tactfully and maturely, without being either inappropriate or gratuitous.
Tim That's is what I here the problem with the book is , she sugar coats it and left out the bad experience parts.
John I'll add a trigger warning to Diane's answer. If you have PTSD or have experienced trauma in your life, this book could very well trigger you. There is torture and violent sexual abuse and it's not easy to read. However, I did think it was a wonderful book and a riveting look inside a country and culture we rarely think about as Westerners.
Diane You should definitely read this book. It's not too violent, there are some situations of abuse, however, this book is wonderfully written and is definitely a page turner. I couldn't put it down.
Emilym465 It is violent. No doubt about it. And there's a torture scene at the end. Nightmarish. I'm so so glad I read the book and in fact I reread it. But be warned.