The book was alright. I love when an author weaves the present with the past and this author does it beautifully. Anyone who grew up attending an Evangelical youth group in the 90's will appreciate the present day story and all the Christian-pop-culture references. I gave a huge eye-roll to the plot twist (to be fair I DID NOT see that coming). And quickly grew frustrated with the damaging roll the church played in the main characters life, this particular church sure takes the cake! And I found it so sad that this part of the story did not get resolved. Maybe that is more true to life though as this part of the story did feel the most authentic. I enjoyed reading the 'past story' more, historical fiction is my jam and knew nothing of the Berachah Home before this novel. Overall, I just wasn't that into this novel.