Specifically in this novel, you are thrown into Mormon culture in a way which most outside of Mormonism has not had a chance to experience. The main character, Kyle, is immersed in it. And this brings up a series of challenges and choices.
How will he act? Will he believe everything that is said? Doug Thayer effectively brings the reader through
Kyle's thoughts and the reasons behind his choices and beliefs.
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This is unique because it shows the thoughts and feelings of a person in the Mormon culture itself.
In other words, the experiences of Kyle could be considered first hand and possibly a much better example of what Mormonism is than someone living outside of the religion trying to critique what they have not lived themselves.