This book is not for the faint of heart. Its plot is based on a devastating event and circles around the repercussions it causes Megan. By the end of this book I was wondering what kind of twisted person could write a book as depressing as this, but then I kept thinking about the book. I couldn't even help it, the book was literally engraved in my brain. This is one of the few books that has actually made me feel uncomfortable. Probably because of its stark reality of the fragility of life and death's effects. It's a book that really makes the reader think. Most people would hate a book if it made them uncomfortable, but not me. I am in love with this book because of how it made me feel. I cannot get this book out of my mind because of how honest it was.
I can understand why some people would have an issue with these characters. Megan isn't the typical protagonist. She's not happy, she doesn't feel emotion. A lot of readers may see this as just a monotone narrator who doesn't care about anyone, but I think I saw Megan the way Ms. Scott imagined her. I grasped Megan's voice the whole way through the book because my recent loss of a best friend caused me to lose feeling emotions, just like Megan. I could relate to Megan because I understood how she couldn't help not caring about anything. She just wanted to be left alone. Don't we all want that sometimes? I absolutely loved Megan throughout this book and totally agreed with all of her beliefs and feelings about life and family. Her parents were very protective, but it made sense for them to be. I would have rebelled just like Megan against their bubble.