Regardless of the author's intent the novel is clearly written at a juvenile level -- something I might have read in elementary school.
This is evident in the sophistication of the vocabulary and grammar (i.e. lack thereof), the naivete of the protagonist (my nieces and nephews are younger and yet more mature than Ky), and the immaturity of the dialog. Either the author has a poor command of vocabulary or the author intended to write for 4th graders, either way it was painful to complete.
If you are a pre-teenager then try this book, otherwise try another author.
I had high hopes for this book but to be honest I was a slow, borring read. This is the first Audio Book that I bought that I couldn't finish. I tried several times to pick this back up. It just didn't keep my interest and couldn't get past the first couple of hours. Sorry I'm sure it ended well but the beginning was TOO borring for me!
A twisted plot as you never know the whole truth. Which as humans we feel we know the real truth but do we. I found this a little political but didn't mind as there are as many points to real life as there are to fiction. Read the book as it is entertaining with lots of adventure and intrigue, CC