My initial reaction after reading was "eh", but since some time has passed, I've been able to expand on my reflections. This book is probably very uncomfortable for many readers as the daughter is 14 when the book begins. If she had been 16, it might be more acceptable, but the ending wouldn't have the same meaning. I'm tryingto be purposefully vague so there are no spoilers.
Inserted into this book, I could have been Tess. I would not have made all of the same choices, but a lot of them might have been me.
Having admitted that I find the book much more relatable than my first impression, do I alter the rating? I'll have to give that some thought. Maybe 3.5 stars.