Mar 25, 2021t_lynschm77 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
It has to be hard for an author when your book is added to a celebrity's read list. There is so much pressure and so much hype just because a well-known person said it was great. I think the hype (and the wait list) on this novel was overdone. It was a fine novel but all the hype made me wanting it to be more powerful, and it just wasn't. At times there was depth but for the most part, I found it to be a bit immature. I preferred the parts of the story that focused on the adults rather than the storyline of the teenagers. On a more positive note, the focus of idolizing perfection and order was an interesting theme, and sometimes you have to just burn it all down and start over. I am glad I read book. It did not drag on at all for me, I just wanted a little more from it.