I found this book completely engrossing, enchanting, full of wisdom and witticisms. . This book is like a gift, or a rare jewel. Alannah grew up in an abusive household, in extreme poverty, in a town with little prospects. Yet, even though life has handed her many difficult situations to contend with, her indomitable spirit always shines through. I found it really interesting and inspiring to read about such a unique, brilliant, creative, kooky, loving, open and honest, full of life woman, and her life, full of highs and lows, darkness and light. Alannah Hill has a beautiful and unique and exquisite style of writing, which I found very captivating. I would love to read more in future.