I honestly didn't feel like there was anything to like about this book. Story was just convenient and easy and shit was pulled out of thin air. Characters were one-dimensional and cliched. In addition to that, the male characters were total sexist douchebags--not including the attempted rapist because that goes beyond douchebaggery. Sexism on the whole is high in this novel and not dealt with at all. I think this book goes in hard when in comes to traditional gender roles. Women were only allowed a psychological and domestic strength (if they showed other wise they were vilified) while men only showed an aggressive physical strength. Women were never just allowed to be strong they had to show vulnerability as well. And then forgiveness for all because that's the only right thing to do, apparently.