This is a wonderful journey of a story - by the end I really cared about the hero. Early in the story, the narrative flow felt a little stilted to me - it didn't have a flow that carried me along. But the story itself was inventive and engaging so I stayed with it and was so glad I did. This would be a great story to share with a young adult who was feeling powerless. It describes that place so well, and while the resolution of it easy or trite but it does come. I can see someone responding powerfully to the idea if they read it at the right moment. I am looking forward to the next book so don't muck about!