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An emotionally raw debut about the dangers of blind faith - and the power of having faith in oneself.

The cult known as the Community has taken everything from 17-year-old Minnow: 12 years of her life, her family, her ability to trust. And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too. Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it's clear that Minnow knows something - but she's not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of - if she's willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past. With a harrowing poetic voice, this gripping story is perfect for listeners who like their novels dark and smart.

©2015 Stephanie Oakes (P)2017 Recorded Books

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great book

loved the narrator. the book is great. wondering if there will be a second book

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Great book

I loved this book. I found it very interesting and different. Would definitely recommend this!

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Intriguing, nevertheless....

A+ for the narrator, but the story was only better than mediocre, I liked the irony of the prophet meeting his end at hands of one of his own lies, however I feel like to many things were left unexplained, like Jude and her mother and even some more information about her father and what his thought process was when he cut minnows hands off. These could have been a start for a second book but the way that it ended implies that minnow will move on and live a somewhat happily ever after.

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