I'm somewhat disappointed by this book, considering how much I liked Obsidian. I really liked the characters in Obsidian, so I was hoping to find something similar in this book, but Alex, the female protagonist, is sometimes just plain stupid. I get that she's supposed to be a rebellious teenager, but I don't like reading about stupid people. And I got pretty sick of the damned mother. The dialogue is still quite funny, and I will have to read the other books in the series to see what happens.