I was really, really eager to read this book, and in the end I was very, very disappointed with it. A real shame because I wanted to like it so bad.
I loved the writing style and the story idea, but I didn’t like the way it jumped back and forth in time during the first parts of the book. It was… not entirely confusing, but certainly annoying. Pick one, tell it.
It ended up being really more a family saga than about Cal, which was kind of sad since I really wanted to know more about Cal but didn’t get to learn much after all. At all. That’s not to say the (for instance) grandparents’ section wasn’t interesting, but it wasn’t them that made me want to read the book to begin with, and it wasn’t that exciting either.
So, basically, one big disappointment.