Wow! What can I say about this book. It is a unique, fictional look, at the psyche of a twelve year old girl who has been raised in a cult. This coming of age story carries you through a twelve year old girl’s (Zylynn) struggle to figure out who she is and what she really believes.
In the compound, Zylynn is comfortable. She is responsible and believes in Father Prophet and his teachings. When she is removed from that situation, she is confused as she finds herself in a house in “darkness.” The teachings she has learned in the past tell her these people are liars and everything in “darkness” is a lie, but she finds herself liking some of the things in “darkness,” like food. In darkness, she no longer has Hungry Days. The internal struggle for Zylynn is whether to stay in this “darkness” or return to “the light.”