Ivey Jane Doede is about to turn eighteen and is trying to leave home. She lives with her younger brother, Louie, and parents in Kansas with nothing but miles of cornfields in every direction. Ivey's mom is abusive and her father is an alcoholic. Family life gets worse after a religious cult comes into the neighboring town, offering salvation. Escape to Anywhere Else connects to that part in all our lives when numbing is no longer enough. Ivey Doede must take a stand if she is to make it out alive. @goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1375899221 4 STARS
OH. MY. LORD. I had no idea this book was going to be like this, it is so disturbingly good.
and her younger brother Louie live with their parents on a farm out in
the middle of nowhere. I'm amazed the bus actually makes it out there to
pick them up the way they describe it. Talking about descriptions, the
front of the book is beautiful with this creepy dilapidated old house
and the back of the book shows the inside dining area which is just as
rustic and creepy looking, I love it.
But, let me tell you,
these kids mom is bat shite crazy! Well, okay the dad is too, but he's
just doing things the mom tells him to do. This woman beats the crap out
of these kids...uh..with ropes that have tacks embedded in it. She
beats and spouts out scripture... really?
This is not even half
of what goes on in this book. You think that is bad you haven't read
nothing. I wish these kids would have ran off a long time ago to get
away from this sadistic stuff.
It's a fairly short book, but really good. Disturbing, but good.