by Moira Young
Favorite word: ezzackly (It was rather hard to pick so many good ones)
I just loved the language of in this book. The characters aren't highly educated and so they have some great vocabulary. The book is written so well that as I read I feel as if I have been speaking the same way as the characters my whole life. It just makes complete sense.
Such a bleak world followed up with a bleak life yet the characters feel so deeply and hold on to what they have. Saba is beyond description awesome. She is exactly(ezzackly) the sort of person I would want to be my best friend. Unafraid to be straight with you but with a loyalty the likes of which could move mountains. She isn't puffed up or vain about herself. In fact, she rarely considers herself at all. Jack is my new favorite male lead. He has so many layers and not a one of them is extraneous. He is perfect in his imperfection. Super adorable. I can't wait to find out more about him.
The villain has some problems upstairs. I really don't think he was anything more than the traditional bully. Just the face of the operation not the muscle. Which makes me think the future will be a whole lot scarier. We haven't seen nothing yet. Just the tip off the iceberg.