Why did it take me so long to pick up this book and read it? Probably ... because there was SO MUCH "buzz" about the book, I just didn't want to be a "joiner" ... *sigh* ...
Sheesh! This was such a great book to read.
I almost gave it four stars, because I always struggle reading first person present tense narratives, but so many times I got lost in the story and forgot about the writing, I figured it deserved the five stars!
And, I almost gave it four stars because I really had a hard time picturing the setting in the beginning. I'm not familiar with Chicago or elevated trains, and so there wasn't quite enough description for me to polish the picture in my mind ... but again, I kept getting lost in the story and couldn't put the book down ... so, it deserves five stars!
If you don't like excessive violence ... you might not like this book. There is a lot of violence, including kids killing kids. So be warned. I thought the violence in this book made The Hunger Games look like a birthday party.
The plot kept me guessing, and the author took me on an unexpected journey. I really enjoyed it.
I can't wait to get the next book in the series.
What are you reading??