Such a fantastic book.
Naomi is the daughter of harsh parents. They're part of a cult and control everything she does. She's never thought another life was a possibility until she meets a boy who seems to be able to take away her pain. When her parents finally do something unforgivable, she runs to a distant aunt she's never met. There, she's thrown into a world she'd never imagined and discovers she may be more than she's ever thought she was.
What I loved:
Naomi's growth throughout the book is a joy to watch. She goes from scared girl to strong woman ready to confront her past. It happens gradually and organically. You really feel for everything she's going through. It's such an emotional book that I couldn't take my eyes away. Each of the characters adds another layer - from her aunt to the boys vying for her attention. They're all written so well.
What was just okay:
The ending didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. Naomi's decision had me questioning the strength I'd seen in her and her interactions with other characters. But, that just means I have to read the next book so she can redeem herself!
Final Verdict: A well written, thoroughly enjoyable story that will leave you guessing right up until the very end.