I was really torn on this book. I really hated Nicholas at times because of his thought process and the way he acted towards Caitlin. However without that emotion there really wouldn't be much of a story here. At times you can understand why Nicholas feels the way he does, but its impossible to look at his actions and say that what he's done is ok. This is a great novel that speaks out against abuse, not only physical but verbal as well. Overall a fairly easy read, not great but not terrible.