Lillian left home at seventeen. Now she returns there for a visit of a few days, but finds herself stuck there for months after she stabs her dad in the local Thriftway. Unless she wants to go to jail, she must visit her old friend, Chrissy, the only counselor in the small town. What she uncovers is a childhood so terrible, mostly blocked, that it seems no child could survive. She plans to leave after the therapy, but will she be able to leave Uriah, handsome high-school crush?
Well written, this book handles a difficult subject with understanding and humor. The author is ruler of the funny metaphor. We like the characters, with a few exceptions, and the story keeps us interested. I had only one problem. Without giving away the ending, I wanted to know more about one of them. Is Lilly safe?