engaging, forceful and unusual Nov 25, 2012
i loved this book. ms. hulme put her heart and soul into this story. she takes a controversial subject (abuse) and turns it on its head. she shows you the positive side of relationships where you wouldn't think there would be any positives. the style is eclectic and intelligent, and includes "train of thought." you don't always like the main characters, but they are human, with human flaws. it's not an easy read - stylistically or substantively, but it's well worth the effort.
i wish i knew the maori phrase translations were at the back of the book when i started reading it, instead of when i was almost through. the maori language adds even more depth to the story.