I liked the book very much. After the warning to readers I was expecting something much more violent or graphic than the book actually was. It was disturbing, but mostly because through the characters it showed how easy it is to become numb to such a horrible life and to just assume that what you know is 'normal'. I did find the suicide attempt rather passed over, and in fact, I had the feeling for most of the book that I was waiting for something to happen but 'it' never did. All in all though, a good read.