The Beautiful Ruins causes the heart of the reader to pause in awe of the courage of Tori Lane's honesty. She tells the story of her life from a child struggling to understand sexual victimization to a young woman who has learned that even the most unspeakable tragedy needs to find a voice and when it does, healing begins. In beautiful prose, she invites the reader to feel her pain, to learn from her mental and emotional conflicts and accept that some questions have no answers. She offers her voice to those who cannot find their own. She lends her own wisdom, learned from working through her trauma, until courage takes its place in those who have not dared to look at their own trauma with open eyes. Lane has found a unique way of holding the hand of anyone who has been victimized as she walks the path toward healing. Her words provoke us all to look at the brokenness in our own lives to seek the beauty that may lie beneath the rubble.