Life in Dawson, ND spins on as she grasps at people, pleading for someone to save her—to return her to the simple childhood of unicorns on her bedroom wall and stories on her father’s knee.
When Troy Christiansen walks into her life, Chelle is desperate to believe his arrival will be her salvation. So much so, she forgets to save herself. After experiencing a tragedy at school, her world begins to crack, causing a deeper scar in her already fragile psyche.
Follow Chelle’s twisted tale of modern adolescence, as she travels down the rabbit hole into a reality none of us wants to admit actually exists.
This is a very very hard book to review.
First, I really think there should be a trigger warning, or at the very least a content warning. This is not an easy read due to the nature of what is happening to Chelle-self harm, pedophila, and abuse. You need to be mentally prepared to read this book.
With that said, it's not an enjoyable read. It's not fun to read about the horrors Chelle is going through. Yet, it's so amazingly written that I could barely put it down.
It's hard to find the right words for this book. It's overwhelming and gut-wrenching, and very real feeling. This could actually be happening to someone and that thought alone is really heartbreaking.
5/5 heartbreaking platypires from me.