This book has one heck of an opening line — “You’re surprised at all the blood.” — and it only gets better from there! Do you enjoy a story, like Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick, that starts at the end and then goes back to tell you how everything ended up where it did? Are you intrigued by sociopaths, like Rosa from My Sister Rosa, who are convincing enough actors that most people won’t catch on but who have no conscience and thrive on controlling other people? If so, I can practically guarantee that you will love this book! I read this whole book in less than a day — but I *did* take a break to have dinner with my family, even though I kinda wished I could have ignored real life and just finished this book in one sitting. 😉
I think the thing I liked the most about this story is that Kyle was such a “normal” guy. He wasn’t really a bad kid, but his life certainly played out so that other people tended to see him as a loser. Looking at things from his perspective made me wonder just how many of the “bad” kids in high schools around the country are simply misunderstood. But, I digress. It didn’t so much matter what other people thought of Kyle so much as how and when everything went so wrong for him. Was it actually his fault? Did someone else do this TO him? And is there any way for him to fix things or is it already too late and too far gone?