While I liked the overall message of this story and sympathised with the abuse that Avery suffered, the obsessive attention to every one of Avery's meltdowns and tearful reactions got a little tiresome after a while. Even though the book felt really long and detailed I still felt like a lot was left out. Especially things that would signify Avery's emotional recovery. Like some resolution with his mother maybe. Or reaching out to find what happened to his younger half brothers. Or bringing charges against his abusive stepfather.
I wanted to know why Noah fell for Avery? There must have been something in Noah's past to explain the overwhelming devotion he felt.
If you like hurt/comfort and healing from abuse stories then this book has something to offer.