The cycle of abuse is a real thing. Early in the book everyone had grown up with some sort of abuse. I felt bad for all of them.
My heart broke time and time again for Lucia. I can't imagine growing up with the daily emotional abuse she went through. I can't imagine living my life every with the amount of hate her parents had. Emotional abuse really does stay with you for a very long time, and ruins your own self worth.
I loved to read about the change of the country while she was growing up, and how it effected her as well.
This story flowed beautifully and found myself getting lost in the world of Lucia and see what ended up happening to her. I gave this book a 4 only because of the ending.. I would of loved to know how her life turned out after leaving her parents home.