With such a great title and concept, I am disappointed with this novel. It is the most pretentious, long-winded read I have ever suffered through. Why 470 pages to get to a worthy treasure, but why? I cannot picture the young person that would fancy this read. The premise is so intriguing, and it is very difficult for me to be bored with a read, but this is not a series that I will follow or recommend to my students.