I grew up with a less extreme version of the same background - fundamentalist parents, rampant misconceptions about our world and our history, and abuse to endure as the price for maintaining a relationship with my family. I picked up this book out of the hope to find a narrative I could relate to, and something that would lay further groundwork for my own healing and recovery. It ended up being a little hard for me to read - the book's most detailed moment graphically depict the physical abuse that Sean causes Tara, her father's endangerment of everyone who works in his junkyard (and manipulation and threats to everyone who doesn't), and the gaslighting her family directs at her when she speaks out against her abuse. This makes me think I may not have quite been the target audience for the book. I had to wait until the end of the book for the resolution I was hoping for, and even then it surprised me with more family loyalty than distance (if also resilience and better understanding) - reminding me that there's no such thing as a clean narrative of abuse.Aside from my own personal relationship to the narrative, I thought it was a really meaningful and important story to tell. I'm really glad to have this story showing how hard it is to navigate these kinds of family dynamics, and I hope this book can be informative - and encouraging - to others as well.