I'd give this, like, 3.75 stars. It was fairly well written, and the story was pretty good. I was shocked to see that it was self-published via Kindle. It was far and away better than any of the books generally found in that category, and many published by the big houses. Thoughtful and interesting. Quiet. I just wanted a little...more. Not complaining, though, really. On the whole, a better book than anything I've read in a while.