There were strengths and weaknesses in the book. One strength is that the author made some of the characters believable like Juniper. Juniper is a character who can hold her own in a situation even when the unexpected happens. But other characters did not seem to be very believable. The author could have eliminated Dirk who was unnecessary to the plot of the story. Sometimes while I was reading the book, I could not tell if a character was acting or thinking about acting. I wondered what happened to the characters after the book ended. I would recommend this book for people that want an independent character that is faced with many challenges but can overcome them.