One of my professors/colleagues recommended this book to me, and it was a good read. I’ve tagged it as a young adult book, mostly because the protagonist is a young adult. I’m not sure that’s really how I should classify it, though. It deals with some really big issues — bigamy, secrecy, identity, etc. It’s definitely something many teenagers could probably benefit from reading, but they’d probably also miss out on some of the major thematic points that are a bit too complex for younger readers (at least, those as naive as I was when I was young) to pick up on.
The characters are complex and likable, the plot is interesting, and it’s a quick and fun (albeit simultaneously serious) read. If you have the chance, pick this one up and give it a read.
GOOD FOR: readers interested in family dynamics, anyone struggling with their identity in the wake of their families, and people looking for an intelligent but quick read.
BAD FOR: people who don’t want to be reminded about their own family problems by reading about other peoples’ issues.