I read it as it was a recommendation, but was doubtful I would enjoy it as its not my usual genre of choice. Also as I am 60 and this is written for the teen market I felt it unlikely that I would enjoy it. But I said I'd give it a go, so I did, and I am very glad. It is extremely well written and the plot moves along at a thrilling pace. I won't give a synopsis of the story as other reviewers have. This would make a wonderful film!!!! I now plan to read the sequel.