To be honest, I didn't expect to like this book once I got a feel for it. A 14 year old girl (Turtle) has been raised by an extreme prepper of a father who is just a little bit obsessed about the world going to pieces. He has abused his daughter in about every way possible, and I wasn't very far into the book before I began hoping that she'd kill him. She certainly would have been justified.
This book is haunting. Beyond the surface of the story, the characters are so well drawn I feel like I could pick them out of a line up. Her father is a madman in a lot of ways, but when he explained his rationale for doing something - I almost agree with him, thinking "yeah, that's reasonable" but at the same time I know he's full of shit.
Excellent book. Highly recommend unless you are (a) uneasy with lots of cursing or (b) uncomfortable with the abusive bits. I wont lie. Those scenes are raw and if you've experienced any kind of abuse in your personal life, reading those sections could be overwhelming. I would think twice before letting my 17 year old read this, though she would probably love it.