Sunday, January 21, 2018
Annie is the youngest of 9 kids. The family is poor but there is a darker secret going on. On the outside they look like a decent family - good Catholics, mom plays the organ at church but they are falling apart. Mom tries to keep up appearances but she is overwhelmed and when she snaps it isn't pretty. Annie's sisters and brother cope in different ways - lashing out, running away, fighting. Eventually things come to a head and Annie has to decide if her family is worth fighting for.
This was a tough read and yet had some funny moments like every time Annie swore she had a bunch of Hail Marys in parenthesis.