Gets an extra star for being really important, but I found it hard to get through. It was kind of dry. It also wasn't what I was expecting - it deals entirely with the effects of trauma that happens before the age where we start to remember things. I didn't find this helpful because I don't know if I was traumatized that young, but I do know I was traumatized after that period. This book also made me feel very hopeless, as it focuses on prevention, not what you can do after the fact. I would that recommend anyone who is even thinking of having children or being around young children read this book, so they have the knowledge to prevent the vulnerable and helpless from suffering their whole lives.