I was kind of bored with this book. It was just an okay read for me. I didn't feel invested in the characters and kind of found Ben a bit unlikable. My main problem was that I didn't feel enough time was spent on grieving for the parents. I felt that the kids almost didn't miss their parents except for a few stilted scenes. Perhaps this is why I couldn't connect with the story. It ended up being a DNF for me. I just couldn't waste my time continuing.