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Smashingly well done.
At least for me, sometimes things don't come off as clearly as they could, I get the basic idea but sometimes wonder if I'm always understanding everything correctly.
Anke is pretty easy to relate to, but I don't feel like I really got to know her, and I felt kind of disconnected from her throughout.
I really loved this book. It is written in verse, which is why I think I liked it so much. The verse makes the story so much more amazing, and also more chilling. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Hope LaGrois (from Hope's Bookshelf)
Only 1penny. No torn pages. Nothing on the pages(besides words, obviously). Only one tiny tear on cover. It's pretty much in perfect condition. Love itPublished 7 months ago by gloria jean simione
I am halfway through the book, so far it is a decent read. However, for a book about abuse there isnt any emotion. Additionally, the author writes in short poems. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jen Ferrier
Can you break the patterns of abuse in a household of five where there's only one person willing to admit the truth about what goes on behind closed doors? Read morePublished on July 8, 2012 by Trisha Niermeyer Potter
There are some novels that attempt to tell their story in verse and then there are novels such as this, that actually do it and do it well. Read morePublished on April 14, 2012 by Patricia Leppla
I used to be wary of novels written in verse, but after discovering Ellen Hopkins and how amazing her free-verse-writing is, I was more confident about them and thought I might... Read morePublished on November 3, 2011 by Hannah @ Paperback Treasures
YA, abuse, verse, volleyball
Intense read for fans of A Child Called It, The Lost Girl, and Damaged.
This book was... different. That's all I really can think to say about it.
Anke is ignored- in a house where everyone is abused.
She is ignored- invisible. Read more
This book was very good it reminded me somewhat of Ellen Hopkins writing probably due to the fact that it was written in verse and touched on an emotional topic. Read more