I was a little hesitant with this novel at first. These types of stories are usually really good or really, really bad. Having never heard of this author I wasn't sure which category this would fall into. I'm happy to say that it was pretty good. The story didn't blow me away by any stretch. But I loved how well incorporated "To Kill A Mockingbird" was within the story line. I felt like I could really relate to Alex and what she was feeling each step of the way. And I love that she didn't take advantage of being the victim, but instead fought to make sure that she reclaimed herself. I think this might be an excellent read for someone who has survived a trauma of this nature. I'm not sure that there was anything within the story that could have been improved to make it a 5 star for me. It had everything I generally look for in a well written book, but due to the subject, it's not something that I typically read.