I did it. I finished it. I skimmed over some spots, but read it, I did. Right to the end. The ending that I am going to believe was a happy one. Yes.
This book seethes with brutality - implied, overt - and I turn each page with my heart in my throat, steeling myself for what is to come.
Kids, dogs subject to abuse, trauma, neglect.
Can't do it. It's beautifully written, even poetic in places, but I can't do it.