YMMV: Bastard out of Carolina
- Deliberate Values Dissonance: In the book, the doctor is angry at Anney for saying and having Bone breaking her coccyx (tailbone), when it could only be broken either purposely or through a really severe beating is esscorted away by the nurse, who says he's new here. This troper isn't sure how many laws were broken in that scene by doctors, whether they broke it due to time, dislike of governmental intervention, or some other thing.
- Moral Event Horizon: Glen sexually assaulting Bone when his wife is giving birth for the third time may be one, Glen raping Bone when she stood her ground on not moving back with him or making him a sandwich at the climax is another, and finally Anney rushing to hold Daddy Glen when he was hitting his head after she walked in on him raping her daughter. Also running away with him and not taking Bone to the hospital.