I was pulled into this book from the very first page until the last page. I agree with those who compared it to a Jodi Picoult book, for it felt just like something she would have written. While I enjoyed the book all in all, I felt like it was set in the 1950s rather than in more recent times. The story line felt to be a bit outdated, plus a few scenes within the book seemed a little unreal. It was a quick read and enjoyable, but a bit unbelievable at times.
i really enjoyed this book.i couldnt put it down
I liked the complicated, non- typical families of these teenagers, and how they all deal differently with the rape of a local girl. This book is not so much about the "who done it", although that is certainly the main theme, but more so the interwoven characters in this small town, and how this hideous event involves and impacts so many townspeople.