|As with all the books in this series, there is always a heavier undercurrent and serious issues.
This one is one of the harder ones to read, yes we know Dan ends up in a good place in life and I've already got a pretty good idea of his history because of the previous books, but watching Dan go through it all is still really tough.
Gah..as a mother it just kills me to see that his mom didn't protect him and stand up for him, didn't give him a safe place to be.
But I guess everything he went through made him who he is, and it does explain a lot of his issues, but boy do I wish it hadn't been quite so hard on him.
Just reading how he rationalizes the rape, to be able to live with it..heart breaking.