Shusterman did a very good job creating the characters. It seemed like they were real, because he put so much detail into them. The story is told from three different character perspectives, and even though Connor is the central character, it was still really cool to see what the two other characters were thinking and feeling. Shusterman described them in such a way that it was easy to visualize them in my head. In the passage below, you can easily imagine what Connor's girlfriend looks like:
“Her eyes are sweet violet with streaks of gray. She’s such a slave of fashion- always getting the newest pigment injection the second it’s in style. Connor was never into that. He’s always kept his eyes the color they came in. Brown.”
The characters helped developed the story to make it well-rounded. I really cared about Connor as a person and rooted for him to survive. I felt Connor's anxiousness and urgency with each turn of the page.
I rate this book 10 out of 10. It is the best book I have read yet. There is amazing detail, and awesome action sequences. I really hope someone will decide to make this great book into a movie.
Reviewed by Grant Sandercox
**NFMH** This is a great student made book trailer on youtube by "SpunkRansom02":