All right, kids, let’s talk. This book is big right now, it’s getting a movie, people love it, all that jazz and so on and so forth. And if we’re being totally frank and honest, I’m a leeeeetle bit baffled as to why.
Within the first forty pages of this book, I’m reading scraps out loud to my roommate and commenting on the fact that commas are sprinkled in needlessly; there are no contractions to be seen; everything is very stiff and very formal; there is no description. (Now, I’m totally cool with minimalistic description! I get that! I do that! We get nothing which is, decidedly, less cool). So, the writing for me was a huge struggle. It felt amateurish, but not in a first novel kind of way. More in a, you needed to either hire a better editor or write another draft, kind of way.
tl:dr the end was my favourite part :)