I Can't Quite Put My Finger On It
Maybe it's the tense in which the book is written, maybe it's the lack of details or the less-than-realistic dialogue, I don't know for certain. Maybe it's all three. But the pacing, plot, dialogue and tense make this book tedious to read.
The plot/details are so rushed that you have no time to become engaged with the characters. By the time you get a feel for what's happening with them, the chapter ends and you're left feeling anything but satisfied.
Sadie and Caleb, the main characters, should have sparked joy, anger, outrage...any emotion at all. After all, they went through a lot. Instead, I was left feeling nothing.
The only reason for the three stars instead of two is because it wasn't poorly written mechanically.