The book starts out slow with an unedited rough feel. About 1/3 to 1/2 way in the writing feels smoother and more focused. The world building came late but was done fairly well. The characters were fairly well fleshed out and I liked the way knitting was tied into the story but for a book aimed at YA, the characters who handled the issues were older and the issues more mature. None of my kids showed any interest in the book but when mentioned in passing with an older (over 40) friend she was very interested. A free copy was provided by the publicist, Strategies PR, in exchange for an honest unbiased review.