'It was an upbringing in many ways normal. A loving home, shared with squabbling siblings, overseen by devoted parents. Yet in other ways it was the precise opposite: a revolving door of TV camera crews and documentary makers, a world of extreme discipline, of siblings vanishing in the night.

Megan Phelps-Roper was raised in the Westboro Baptist Church - the fire-and-brimstone religious sect at once aggressively homophobic and anti-Semitic, rejoiceful for AIDS and natural disasters, and notorious for its picketing the funerals of American soldiers. From her first public protest, aged five, to her instrumental role in spreading the church's invective via social media, her formative years brought their difficulties. But being reviled was not one of them. She was preaching God's truth. She was, in her words, 'all in'.

In November 2012, at the age of twenty-six, she left the church, her family, and her life behind.'

This book was fantastic.

As soon as I had this book in my hands I had to read it. So that is exactly what I did. I was completely engrossed from the very first page.

This book takes you on a truly emotional roller coaster ride. From outrage to love, I found myself both laughing and crying whilst I read this book.

Megan Phelps-Roper has done a wonderful job with this book. This memoir fells like a conversation. Her journey is very inspiring and beautifully captured in this amazing book.

I honestly believe this is a book that everyone should read. There is so much in this book that people can learn from; both good and bad.

It has been a long time since a book has moved me in a way that this one did. I haven't stopped thinking about or talking about this book since I picked it up. I really don't have anything else to say about this book other then do yourself a favour and read it now.

Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper is a must read for everyone.

Published by Geramie Kate Barker