If I had to choose just one word to describe this memoir, I would say it is pristine. The language and storytelling is wholly unspoiled, like a fine crystal goblet. Clear, sparkling, beautiful, but if submitted to pressure it will smash and cut you to your core. The writing in the book is so lyrical and beautiful, I felt it to my very depths.
I loved the innocence in the author's voice; there is absolutely no guile to her writing. She recounts stories from her youth that, if told by someone else would scream of naivety, but from her simply convey purity. There is so much strength in this story, such feeling. I challenge you to read it without being touched.