I enjoyed the book and would probably give it about a 3 out of 5 if I had to rate it. The writing was imaginative and creative at times but as a whole, it was a bit more YA than I had originally thought. It seems to have a paranormal aspect to it but you can never really prove that it exists. We as readers are left wondering what was real and what was not. The story also however, has a dark edge to it that comes from the family's past and doesn't surface until about two-thirds of the way through the book. When it did however, it answered a few of the questions I had from earlier in the story. The book actually reminds me of a movie I saw a few years back called Suckerpunch, where, just like in this story, the line between fantasy and reality is thin and a bit confused. All in all, it was a decent book with an original plot idea. I'm not sorry I read it but it also isn't one that I will read over again.