Jessica Sun Lee’s writing drew me in and kept me wanting to know more. As a domestic adoptee from the baby scoop era in the 60’s – I was keen to the trauma of being out of place and left behind. But worse yet, growing up in a dysfunctional home with a narcissistic mother. I hesitated to read this book knowing the subject, afraid of being triggered. That did not happen. Instead I felt a kinship I haven’t felt in so long – to know I have not been alone as a “double whammy” adoptee.
I loved her writing style; it flowed and captured the intense emotional impact that was needed to tell the protagonist’s story. You know a book is good when you cannot stop thinking about it for days after completing it. –HB