This memoir is the story of thousands of others whose stories will never be told. It’s the story of poverty, sexual abuse, and the cage of fanatical beliefs – a story of things that destroy and wound, keeping the reality of these things silent. That Wariner wrote this story is a miracle.
Wariner grew up in the polygamous colonies of Mexico and her young self was exposed to a torrent of abuse, neglect, friendship, and love. Wariner tells her story from the perspective of her young self but with the vocabulary and wisdom that is rare and admirable.
I raged and cried while I read this book. Ultimately, I am awed by the author’s resilience. That Wariner wrote this memoir is a loving testament to the impact of love and human resilience.