I could not put this book down! I don't want to give away what this book is about, but even if I were to do that, I'd be misdirecting potential readers. It "does not mean what you think it means." There is an overarching social theme that pushes the plot of this novel, but the book is really all about its characters. They're so exquisitely, realistically written, and I was sucked into the book immediately. I loved it.