I like this book, but it is probably my least favorite of the series. But the rest are good and for them to make sense you have to read this one! It was hard to read because I felt so bad for the characters and often had to put it down. It made me thankful for my family though. Overall, it was an OK book. I would read it again for sure. Some parts are VERY good. Like the part towards the end. ;) Anyways, good book. Good series.