I just don't know what to make of this book. I think that there is an overemphasis on the Amish aspect of the author's life considering that she spent no more than 3 years living with the Amish. I am sure that abuse exists in Amish communities as it does in all communities. However I have difficulty in accepting that a whole group of people can be judged based on 3 years living with 10 - 15 families. Also I find the character of the Author to be too perfect. I think that I would find the book more believable if the author portrayed herself as a human being with faults and flaws just like the rest of us. There are many aspect of this book that I find to be quite frankly disturbing. Sure I read it......I am just not sure that it is purely autobigraphical and that irks me.