Title: The Outcast
Author: Sadie Jones
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Family, Abuse
Review: This was possibly the saddest book I have ever read. From start to finish, it was so dismal and gloomy that I almost couldn't stand to continue, yet it was engaging enough that I had to keep going. The prose itself was well written and I found the characters to be compelling and fairly complex, but the story was so depressing and hopeless. All throughout, I kept expecting or at least wishing for it to be over, and then it would just get worse.
I did enjoy the book, but I would not care to read it again any time soon and I'm not sure that I would recommend it to others. If you were planning on reading this, I would not stop you, but I would say: be advised.