17% done with Bastard Out of Carolina

I’m assuming the narrator, Bone, is telling the story as an adult but telling us the events of her life as they happened and from a child’s point of view.

She tries to know everyone by how they look and how they smell, she’s always trying to figure everyone out on this surface level (as a kid would) and so it’s all the more jarring, helpless and confusing when Glen first touches her.

This is dark material.