The pacing and characters in this book were completely unlike anything I expected. I thought I was reading another Harry Potter derivative wunderkind coming-of-age novel. I was wrong. The characters are flawed and dynamic and they change and the story progresses in a way that I was not expecting at all. Sometimes you he literally every single character on page. But, stick with it. I promise you you will enjoy this book.
I can't really specify a single thing about this book that I really hated, it was more a culmination of a lot of different things that bothered me. The characters are just shitty people, meaningless plot (but I guess that was the whole point of the book), and the book was a little too heavy on the references.
I found this book to be Depressing. I picked it to see if it would be good for my granddaughter. It Is NOT. There are drugs. alcohol abuse, teen sex & homosexuality. It is very slow in places. I could not have read it and finished the book.