From the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars —an emotionally charged, provocative new novel about a teenage girl who claims to see the Virgin Mary. Ann Holmes seems an unlikely candidate for revelation. A sixteen-year-old runaway, she is an itinerant mushroom picker who lives in a... read more
Book may appeal to males of age 16 and up. Any younger and I'd be concerned that the messages about girls/women may be misconstrued. A girl of 14 is raped by her mother's boyfriend. And this girl, one of the main characters, loses her little self esteem by the abuse (and, by her mother failing to protect her). This abuse of youth theme is powerful- hence do not let kids under about 15-16 read this. Another character, Tom Sr. has a son who is home, a paraplegic and the relationship between father and the rest of the family will be good for young adults to read about.
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