This book deals with some difficult topics and the author puts a trigger warning note in the front. The trigger warnings listed are death of a child, sexual assault, adultery, and divorce. I also think emotional abuse could be listed. This book is so well written that I felt the emotions jump off the pages as I was reading it. The story is told from the perspective of two of the characters. One of the characters is the mom named Lori and the other is the daughter named Avery. Avery is a high school student so her perspective is very different from the perspective of her mom. The author did a good job of writing their perspectives so that they sounded like not only two different people but so you would realize that they are two different ages. This novel is a great representation of how life is not always easy or perfect, but messy and unpredictable. It also shows that you can persevere though difficult times. I definitely recommend it!
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. The opinions in this review are my own.