I picked up this book one night, sat on my deck, and didn't move until I finished the final chapter. Didn't get a drink. Didn't eat. Didn't go to the bathroom. I was so engrossed, so horrified, my muscles strained in anticipation, I couldn't've pulled myself away if I wanted to. This book is gruesome, heart-aching, and based on a true story. Took me days to stop thinking about the horror that was this girl's short life. And now, years after reading it, the story still haunts me.