I heard a lot of good things about this book, and for the most part it lived up to my expectations. The story takes some time to get into, but once you do, it's a roller coaster ride. Frances was a lot different than I thought she would be. At times she seemed like a weak character, but by the end she proved herself to me. Despite my first impressions, she was actually extremely courageous and strong. For all that she went through, Frances was one tough girl. Anyway, the plot was so interesting! I can't imagine having a mother that killed my sisters and almost killed me. I thought R.A. Nelson did a nice job of writing Frances and her feelings on this tragedy. Everything was so real. Omg, and the twist at the end everyone keeps talking about: it's so ingenious. You have to read this book if only to find out what happens at the end, because I guarantee that you will be surprised. Overall I thought this was a very good book that dealt with a depressing subject very nicely.
8 out of 10.