Chilling, Dark tale of a terrible childhood told through the eyes of a teenager struggling to free herself from the world she knows. My only complaint is it was repetitive at times but I thought it was a great listen overall
I thought this book was so well written and smart. It is about a young girl who is coming of age who has grown up in a very very abusive family. A mother who never wanted her and a father who makes her his whole life. She has only known the life she has been raised in. No friends goes to school on a special schedule and has been training her whole life to be a champion, perfect an Olympian. It is about incest which is a hard subject to listen to or read, but I thought the author did a very good job of being a matter of fact from the victims point of view. The narration was perfect !
Promises more than it delivers. A rather wordy style, in oral rather than written language, the opposite of chiseled. The language of the modern 16 year old narrator, without the spunk and creativity of some teenagers. Still it was good listening.
As regards the narrator, the contrived drawl she puts on to impersonate the father is exasperating. Putting on accents rarely goes down well. Otherwise she is good.
Seems like there was a way to tell the story without all of the Incest.
Well written story about a horrible subject matter. Narrator was excellent!!!