I really loved Ng's first novel. I was really excited to read this book. Unfortunately, I found this booking annoying. All the characters except Pearl are totally unlikable. It is not until 40% into the book does anything actually develop. First half about a bunch of bratty teenagers.
There is a lot I can say about this book, but I do not want to spoil for other readers. It took me a long time to finish, because I kept putting the book down after reading just a few pages. Even the ending was lacking.
So many loved this book, I just was not one of them.