Firstly, the book is written in a language that anyone who has grown up in Kentucky will feel at home with. I smiled as I read words that I had not heard pronounced in such a way since some of my elders have passed on. Also, for those that might not be acquainted with some of the slang words used the author weaves in the explanation craftily.
I found myself rooting for Nochipa but what is so great is that I definitely found a little bit of myself in all of the characters. I would go into detail about the ways I identified with each character but then I might give away parts of the story.
I Listened, Momma is a book I would recommend to anyone. The story is believable yet still works your imagination just enough to transport you into Nochipa's world.