Review rating somewhere between 'It was OK' and 'I liked it'. I'm calling it 3.5 stars.
This book was easy to read, a nice diversion. The characters were pretty simple, the plot a little over the top in an Indiana Jones way near the end, with the main character somehow accomplishing all kinds of amazing things. I wish there had been a lot more about the growing up process, about all the characters and the way they interact and why. The 'bad guys' were pretty typical and met expectations. I kept feeling like it shouldn't have been written in the first person, though I admit I haven't taken the time to analyze why that would be. I sometimes was confused by the use of unusual contractions, things like "Pete's" meaning "Pete is" rather than showing possession. Looking at what I've written it doesn't sound very good, but the writing style was overall enjoyable and I never thought about not finishing it. I guess I felt connected enough to the main character, it was the other characters that felt a little flat. It had a decent resolution but with plenty of room for more stories.
Language: I don't remember it being bad.
Sexual Content: Nothing explicit.
Violence: Not nearly as much as I would expect for this kind of book, but yes there is some.
Overall Message/Plot: Definitely a plot driven book, with a nice feeling of impending doom and creepiness throughout. There are some twists and cool moments. Again, the resolution was a little unbelievable to me in the context of the story, but it was forgivable.
Diversity: Very little, though it makes sense in the story, and the diversity that is in it works into the plot in a kind of cool twist.
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