I listened to the audio-book (the second one I’ve listened to in my life) and wow, just wow. I’m still left speechless with this book. I’m trying to form coherent thoughts and sentences but my mind is sickened by the whole idea of this book and it’s taken me to a world I never thought I would visit. I don’t think a book has ever made me feel sick to my stomach before. Literally (and I use the term correctly here), literally sick to my stomach. Not to get too graphic here, but I thought I was going to throw up a couple times when I read what would happen to Emma.
The actual audio-book was great. Listening was a whole other experience, I didn’t even think would add to the story. I’ve never felt so involved with the story and characters. I kept finding myself making expressions and gasping out loud when certain things would happen.
The ending is what got me, and I felt like I couldn’t breathe towards the end. Honestly this book left me messed up, but I believe it would be important for people to read it, if only to leave with an understanding that they might have not had before. My heart goes out to anyone who has ever had to experience what Emma did.