Written in the first person from the point of view of Lorraine, the reader gets to know her really well as she grows up. I loved her, her bond with her brother, her best friend and her soul mate. Everything she experienced, I ‘experienced’ too.
The novel shows the importance of God and family. A family fractured will affect all members and take years to heal the heartache.
First love is a major theme. It hurts. The feelings remain, sometimes spoiling all other relationships.