This novel is not for the faint of heart. It contains the most brutal monster I‘ve ever read about: Ruth. There is child abuse, both mental and physical, including sexual abuse. This novel is hard to stomach and will anger you in so many ways, but that‘s the point. Children and women are tortured in ways that are inconceivable every day. We must listen (like one character doesn‘t) and speak out (like another eventually learns to do). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Whoa! This book!
I would not recommend this book to anyone because the content is so awful.
However, I thought it was such a good representation of evil and how evil is 'allowed' to happen through the complicity and apathy of others. I found it interesting how Ruth did not actually harm Meg directly too much, but she instructed, encouraged and allowed others to do it. It reminded me of the Stanford prison experiment. Awful but excellent *shudder*