I finished this book in two days. It made me cry. Ruthie was the 39th child of her fathers 42 children. It paints the life of a child growing up in extreme polygamous Mormonism. Living in a compound in Mexico with the other families devoted to this religion, she endures poverty, sexual abuse, the murder of her father by the 'Mormon Manson' and ultimately the heartbreaking moment that forced her to find something more for herself. Incredible. I couldn't stop reading but it is haunting and when I think about it, my heart breaks all over again for her.