I adore this book. I first read it in middle school and have since picked it up numerous times. Novalee Nation's story is incredible and doles out a great perspective on life. It's also one of Oprah's picks, and let's be honest, Oprah knows what's up with feel-good, chick books.
I read this book years ago - and although some of it leaves a disturbing picture in your mind, it was a book I could not put down. I did not watch the movie when it came out, because I wasn't sure it looked as good as the book.
Em Gold is in love and everything in her life is wonderful, until she finds out she is pregnant and decides she cannot live. She persuades her boyfriend to shoot her, and this story explores the family histories and court room scene when he is accused.