I read the whole book and it did keep my interest but it is very gruesome.
I read the intro to the next book and it sounds even MORE gruesome - I will not be reading it.
I cannot say I would recommend it since there are so many good books out there - but I still can see where many people would enjoy it.
I will say that I read it as an e-book and it was hard at times since it seems to just instantly jump from place to place. It is possible in a printed book that there is a space or something to alert the reader. It is especially troublesome if one is reading it aloud - as I do to my husband.
I do feel it is very true to life though in how teens are so vulnerable because they can be so self-confident and gullible.