Have you ever tried to break free of your "demons" and, harder still, to go against your immediate "community" (i.e. family, church, peers, society) values? This book tackles the struggles faced by those trying to get by in the face of their demons and who are dealing with conflicting messages (direct or implied) from those around them, all while trying to do the best they can to find meaning for their life.
There were some squirmy moments for sure and the guilt demon is a pretty compelling beast! However, Ms. Davis handles the characters beautifully. Many parts of this story could have been embellished for shock and awe purposes but they weren't. The squirmy bits were necessary to make a point and were done in a matter-of-fact, this-is-how-it-is kind of way.
I love books that make me think about things in a different way and this book does not disappoint.