I'm not really sure how I felt about this book. I liked it, but I also don't care much for bittersweet books, which this one is. It also took me a long time to get into the story, but once I did, I had a hard time putting it down. The book was very well written, there were some very coloful characters, and there were a lot of layers to the story that made you feel and think about the negatives that life throws at you when you're just trying to do right. That said, the ending felt rushed to me and was maybe too neatly tied up with a bow. This is probably a book that would require multiple readings in order to really absorb all of what the author is presenting in this story.