So I read this book back in high school. Well okay, the first time I had it read to me and I hated it. I hated having books read to me. But then I decided to pick it up and try it on my own. I loved it but I wasn’t super sold on it. Max was one of the biggest things that bothered me. For some reason, her voice felt far too young to me and she made some silly mistakes that would annoy the hell out of me.
But as I read this book a second time around, I realized that I wasn’t annoyed. I realized that Max didn’t have a childhood. She never got to be a kid. As soon as she escaped the School, she had to take care of the young flock. I realized that high school Lacy was just a brat.
This book is seriously all action. I’m talking 99% action. The flock are constantly on the go, having to always outrun some sort of danger. I was exhausted after I finished reading this. I felt like I was flying with the flock and running away with them. Not to mention, there were so many plot twists and turns. My neck was sore. Everything was just sore after reading this book.
One of the things that did put me off slightly, that didn’t when I read it in high school, was the super short chapters. We are talking one to two pages. Sometimes the chapters were only a page even half a page. I’m not sure what the point of it was but it did detract from the story a bit. The book reads very quickly so I was constantly having to turn pages, which got old after a while.
Overall, I loved this, even more than I did in high school. I’m really glad I picked this up again and I certainly can’t wait to continue my adventure with the flock. I highly suggest this book if you are looking for an action packed book or need some new characters to adopt into your family.