This was a tough read for many reasons. The first was the content of the story. It was hard to imagine the way these 2 sisters became on their own. It was hard to imagine their living conditions. It was hard to imagine that they were able to do some of the things that they did.
The other thing that I struggled with was the language. I did not realize where the story was based until I did some searching around the author's website. I think that if I had known that the story was based in Scotland, I would not have been as confused by the slang and the overall flow of the book.
For these reasons I have given this one 3 out of 5 stars. Many thanks to Harper Collins Publishing and edelweiss for this Advance Readers Copy.