Let me just start by telling you this is not my typical genre to read. However, I absolutely loved this book! I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of this book and I am so glad I was chosen. I swear I experienced every feeling while reading this book and felt that I could really feel the characters. This is a true story about Mikel Jollett escaping a California cult at a young age. As I read this book, I learned more about Mikel and the losses and strength, addiction, the list goes on. This book was a real eye opener. Teaches you to be grateful for the life you live because we don't all grow up in a "normal" family living a "normal" life. I did not want this book to end, and I truly cared for the characters. Give this book a chance. You will love it!