A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews

After finishing this novel, you may ask yourself: “where on earth is the kindness in this story?” It is a complicated tale about the mennonite teenage girl Nomi, who lives in a strict religious community in Canada. All members of the community has to follow the rules of the founder of the mennonite religion, but Nomi cannot accept that.
All through the book there it feels like Nomi does not know herself, that she does many things against the religious rules. The story is full of ‘weird’ characters, but they are never described as weird, it seems like ‘weird’ characters in the small town are pretty normal. The kindness part does materialize itself after giving the book’s ending a few thoughts, and I strongly recommend this book. It is a very interesting story.