Hmmmm...this is a weird one. I would have never picked up the book if it hadn't been authored by Deborah Ellis. I wasn't tempted by the blurb on the back of the book, still, it was by Deborah Ellis and it had received a Governor General's award. I guess the GG likes dark, depressing books about people on welfare who end up having to give their autistic kids away. I can't say I totally recommend it. But hey, it was just a Friday night....might as well spend it reading some crazy book.