I’m torn between loving & hating Boy Swallows Universe. I did enjoy the writing style but on the other hand I felt it became a little too bogged down in it’s descriptiveness (if that’s a word?). I feel the characters would still have been developed enough in a shorter amount of time. I think that’s why, for me,the lead up to the conclusion would have been a bit more exciting if we had of gotten to it a bit sooner. I almost gave up on it as I just wanted it to finish about 3/4 of the way through. Also, I found aspects of the ending a bit silly compared to how the story was told at the beginning of the book.