My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Yeah, so I just read this in a single day, while occasionally switching over to powerpoint and scrolling the internet for statistics on just what virtual reality training could do to reduce the learning curve for specific job training (but I’m rambling now, and I blame that mostly on how emotionally exhilarating this tale is). Have you ever read a book, and just a couple pages in known you’re reading something special? The sort of book that speaks to you in lines you know you’ll find one day on brainy quotes when you’re looking for inspiration to finish an assignment or just something clever to post on your social media account.
The story of Henry Denton started low and just dug lower for the first half of the book. There was only one way to see the world because that one way was always getting proven right. But what rebounds Henry from a never ending pit, is the development of the supporting cast. Hutchinson did not forget that every new character he added needed their own story; in fact a lot of them had back stories that at least matched Henry’s in richness/depth.
For me, the brotherly relationship between Charlie and Henry stuck out the most. Watching them dole out evil acts and hating each other, to just being annoyed by their presence, to genuine brotherly love was beautiful, and seeing how much a character could change for love was–well let’s just say the moments with Charlie and Zoey were some of my most emotional moments.
I loved this book.