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The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
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really liked it
bookshelves: my-top-rated-of-2018

This Bitch is going to Heaven

Book: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

Author: Stephanie Oakes

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
I really love this cover, despite so much of it contracting what we know about Minnow. It's a really pretty purple.

Unhelpful One (ish) Sentence Summary: Minnow Bly lost everything when her family joined a religious group in the wilderness, and lost it again when she manages to walk away. After a brutal attack lands her in Juvenile Detention, she finally has a chance to start again.

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- I loved Minnow's voice. She was angry and curious and really funny. She felt so real and complicated and I loved reading her.
- Despite covering some really heavy issues, this was such an easy read - I finished the whole thing during a train ride. I really enjoyed Oakes writing style and I think I'll check out some of her other works.
- Angel!!! I love her so much! Despite it all she was such a kind, thoughtful, loyal and beautiful person. I was fully expecting the book to pull a cellmate from hell kind of story line but her relationship with Minnow was so good and probably my highlight of the book. (view spoiler)
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- It's a very personal thing for me but I try to avoid books that deal with real religious issues. Give me a high order of fantasy Gods and I can handle it but because of my own experiences and life books about real world religious stuff really makes me uncomfortable but I really liked how this book dealt with it. So while I was a bit funny in the tummy about it, I felt like it was approached really beautifully. So not really a dislike but 'this part of the book made me feel a bit uncomfortable but I loved how it was explored'.

Recommend for: Fans of true crime, female friendships and explorations of existence and religion.

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Reading Progress

October 1, 2018 – Started Reading
October 1, 2018 – Shelved
October 1, 2018 –
page 85
October 1, 2018 – Shelved as: my-top-rated-of-2018
October 1, 2018 – Finished Reading

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