A feminist examination of religion and cults, in particular. I loved the dismantling of the use of bible verses in defense of patriarchal behavior. I also loved the discovering of the belief of oneself and coming into your own. Very few YA books about cults and this one is highly recommended. Love stories about cults, small villages and isolated communities. There is something about small groups and concentrated violence that I find particularly interesting and even fascinating. I have read plenty of them, so I tend to be very critical. Thankfully this one is very good, the author adopts her own unique approach to the cult trope, the story is richly original and imaginative. Only the end is rushed and disappointing.