The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Can someone raised in a cult truly rebel? Minnow, who remembers some of the five years before her family joined, can and does... repeatedly. Why the Prophet indulges some of her questions and antics and punishes others only becomes clear later. Later, Minnow's scars and damage are both physical and mental/emotional, which made me seriously question why the book chooses to put her not only in juvie but to deny her prosthetics. The lack of real psychiatric care was also puzzling. The unravelling of Minnow's life and what exactly happened before she committed her crime takes place at a good pace, with information doled out in such a way as to allow readers to process it before moving on.
ARC provided by publisher.