I never give 3 *; I either like them or I don't, but this one gets 3 because I'm caught in the middle. Interesting perspective from a newly released inmate to her halfway house and the group sessions and interactions of the house residents; wish there had been more about that. Good teasing insight into disturbed mind of a sister left behind to cope. I also liked the interweaving of the various viewpoints. However, the writing was insipid: short choppy dialogue that was so boring, I almost gave up. And I found most of the characters are just plain unlikeable.