I read it in 3 days. I would have finished it sooner but it's the holidays and I have a ton of work to do.
This is a story of first love, wounded hearts, abuse and desperation. It's about coming of age in the sixties, family abuse, redemption and innocence.
From Grace's diary: Today I asked Eric to be my boyfriend. I know it's supposed to be the other way around but he's shy and it would probably take a hundred years otherwise and by then I might have changed my mind.
The ending was not what I was expecting...I won't ruin it for you. Grab a copy and plan to stay up a few nights to finish it. Amazon link here or maybe you will get lucky at the thrift shop like I did. .