I liked this book. I *really* like the prose style of the author. I just didn't much like the story line, hence the 3 stars, rather than more. If I could, I'd give the author 5 stars for writing style, and 2 stars for story line. It just didn't much go anywhere. I kept reading because I felt like there was going to be a point made, somewhere along the line, but it never made it.
What really bugged me was a male author, writing from the first person perspective of a woman. I don't know why this should matter, but it really got on my nerves. The story would have been interesting from the first person perspective of the father, too. Why didn't he write it this way?
I didn't get this book at all. What I *did* get is how very much this author hates Mississippi! That came through, loud and clear.