- A rarity for a fiction book in Christian publishing to tackle mental illness. I'm proud of Tyndale.
- Mental illness is shown not by using medical terms, but in an intimate portrayal of its affects on a family, both the person who is ill and the various family members, as well as other relationships.
- Long-term results of not dealing with, or grieving for, a person with a mental illness.
- The importance of letting go, and making peace with something that cannot be controlled or fixed by another person.
- I felt in the first three pages I knew all there was to know about Abigail. I would've rather had a smaller amount of information and let the story tell me the rest.
- The ending didn't leave me at peace about Abigail. Her choice of "dealing with" unforgiveness by using revenge made an impression on me that she needed long-term counseling. She's lived a life under the strain and anguish of her sister's illness. Other unresolved issues also had affected her. She is a character that is in need of help. The ending gave me a glimpse of a possible fresh start, yet much work will be needed.
- Although I felt empathy for Abigail, her bravado did not make her a likable character for me.
Published by Tyndale, May 2009, 384 pages.
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