“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
3.5 stars, but I'm a rounder downer.
I shouldn't have read the reviews before I read the book. I shouldn't have read how this book made people cry. I expected a lot, emotionally, from this book. And I didn't cry. I didn't tear up. My throat didn't get tight. The end of the book came, and it was just over.
Given the serious subject matter, I think I could have used a little bit more of a mature voice from the narrator. I know she's only 17, so she's supposed to be a teen, but I think a little more maturity from her would have deepened the experience for me.
The book was YA, and definitely felt YA. I flew through it in a day.
I'll definitely give the sequel a shot, but I'm not over the moon about this book.