4.5 Bleak! cloeeeee | 18/11/2011 | See all cloeeeee's reviews (17) This book was bleak, totally and completely bleak. The pace of the book reflected the pace of their life, plodding along the road day after day, but managed to be completely gripping. It stirred up all sorts of reactions and was well written, though in places I got frustrated with the constant description of the bleakness and the pace - but really, that's exactly what makes it such a good book! Only read this book if you have the energy to cheer yourself up again after reading.