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The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.
Before, she lived inside the fence. Before, she was never allowed to leave the property, never allowed to talk to Outsiders, never allowed to speak her mind. Because Father John controlled everything—and Father John liked rules. Disobeying Father John came with terrible consequences.
But there are lies behind Father John’s words. Outside, there are different truths.
Then came the fire.
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One of my all time favorite books!
I read a paperback version of this book in 1.5 days, THATS HOW GOOD IT IS!! I could not stop reading until I got to the end. Keeps you guessing the whole way through ! 10/10
One of my favorites
This book was very compelling and well written. One of my favorite books. I loved the mystery. As a reader, you are put right in the middle with no idea of how you got there and you only learn as much as the character is willing to give up. This book kept me on the edge of my seat dying to learn more of her past
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I'm a sixth grade student and I read this wonderful book last year, it took quite a while but was so worth it, 10/10 would recommend!