Warning: Sofie Laguna writes books that will totally break your heart. The Eye of the Sheep nearly destroyed me, so I expected a tough ride from The Choke. Justine is a young girl being raised in poverty by her grandfather, waiting for her father to return from somewhere. Her world is full of confusing relationships, stories that she is never told and things that she cannot understand. As the books is told from her perspective, we know things that she can’t express t those around her. We know her pain and confusion and isolation. It’s devastating and yet Sofie makes it totally beautiful. This is an amazing book.