Just here to post a mini review: Along with the aforementioned synopsis and comments from a critic, which do a very precise and accurate description of the book, it should go on to say this is not a book for younger or light-hearted individuals. The subject matter and the recounted story of Mrs.Lee's life is dark, melancholic, and heart-breaking with no real hope or ray of light.
That being said, the story is well told, candid, and done without being grotesque or gratuitous. I feel these type of stories should absolutely be told and read to better appreciate the good that we have and acknowledge the evils of history. The art is definitely an outstanding aspect of this book and shouldn't be understated. One criticism: the ending is a bit rushed but serviceable.
In short, this book does a good job of telling the story and messages it hopes to accomplish. Based on the subject matter, read with caution and an open heart. Have a tissue box nearby.