***** No doubt the most disturbing novel I read in a long time. Mostly due to the fact that through the use of stream of consciousness you get literally sucked into the mind and emotions of the main character. I literally had to put away A Girl at times because I just could not go on. I was dragged into the story, McBride captivated me and I kept on reading. Enjoying it would not be the right word, maybe experiencing every word and emotion.