I loved the characters. They were well-developed and interesting. Each character could hold their own in a scene by themselves as well as in a group setting. This book offers great rag-tag bunch scenarios, which is something I cherish in the books I read.
The overall voice was also a strong point for me. The book utilized various perspectives, each one unique and honest, that added to the fresh feel of the story. It was humorous and relatable all while engaging me and furthering the plot.
No dislikes. This book honestly surprised me so much.
Obviously my favorite character is Annie. She's charismatic, funny, sharp, witty, and so clever. She was also genuinely real to me. I felt like I was reading about an intelligent, REAL sixteen-year-old.
When Ed was first introduced, I didn't expect to like him as much as I did by the end of the book. He grew on me as Annie grew on him. It seems that Annie is a kind of force that brings people together and makes them more likable in general.
Sam and Violet were great "side characters," too. Sam had all the protective vibes of an older brother and Violet, introduced as the awkward, shy friend who no one remembers, had the chance to transform into something else entirely and took it.
Yes, I do recommend. In a way, the book was very cinematic, which reminded me of Victoria Schwab's Vicious, and also comical while being other-worldly (but based in our world) like that of David Wong's John Dies At The End.
--- from The Page Turner