I finished the novel in 2 days..it is very suspenseful and interesting. I felt very connected to the main character at some points (being a dark skinned woman, raised in the same type of society with warped beauty ideals). The ending was OK.. I wish there was more (maybe because I enjoyed the characters and their backgrounds/relationship. The theme of children was constant throughout. Some disturbing parts about child abuse (nothing graphic, just sad). It definitely makes you think about how we and society raise children.