I consumed this book in one sitting as I found the characters so well described and relatable that I had to know what was going to happen. I actually was on a train that was delayed for over half an hour, but I didn’t mind as I just wanted to finish the book before I had to get off!
The book starts with Esther and her family moving to a place called Truth or Consequences in New Mexico. It’s hinted quite heavily that Esther is the reason they had to move, and I made a guess what I thought the reason would be long before it was actually revealed. I’m not sure if it was supposed to be a plot twist or not, but it didn’t really spoil my enjoyment of the book.
The book revolves around Esther, along with her newfound friends, trying to find her way back to the reason she had to leave. It was actually Esther’s friends who I found to be the most interesting characters, Color, Moss, Jesus and Beth all such different characters and each damaged in their own way, but able to help each other find healing.
A great book, very easy to read and a lovely way to lose myself for a few hours.