by Tami (North Carolina): This book fascinated me. Usually I am repelled by violence, but the message behind the violence in this book made it non gratuitous. In some reviews, folks felt there were too many characters, but I felt the many characters were instrumental in providing the desired meaning to the book.

The book is a good story, but with a serious message about the rate of incarceration in our nation and the danger of for profit prison systems. The book also has a message about the goodness that is found in almost everyone, regardless of what they may have done in the past.

I finished this book a few days ago, but it is still at the forefront of my mind.