I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but was pleasantly surprised. I had never heard of the Hutterite people, so each page taught me something new. It was well written and easy to understand. The author gave us a close, personal glance into her early life, and as a result, I found myself feeling like I "knew" the people and the events that happened.
Even still, there seem to be a sense of detachment from the author and the 'story' she was telling. For the part of the book that dealt with her youth, that could be understood as children sometimes only see things in a small framework of their life.
Though I really enjoyed the first 2/3s of the book, I felt that it transitioned very quickly in her later teenage years, and I felt as if I didn't see the transition coming. In that respect, it seemed to me to feel hurried or pressed to finish.
Overall, I thought it was a very interesting read and would heartily recommend it for those wishing to learn about small people groups like this. It is not a deep intellectual read, nor is it overtly spiritual, but it is pleasant and easy to understand.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com