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The premise was a great one, and the storyline fantastic. I think the autistic aspect kept throwing a wrench in it for me, though. The novel was too wrapped up in the intricacies, habits and mental obstacles the girl faced due to her disability. It slowed down the novel, and made it frustrating. All of the narrative was wrapped up in this character's head, while I wanted to know what was happening with the apocalyptic world. The narration of the novel was hard for me, too. She did the job almost too well. I gave up on the story about two hours in, after all the yelling and panicking and confusion had my blood pressure up - and not in a good way. It was just too chaotic of a story for me. Others might like it, though.
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Fantastic plot, characters and performance! A wonderful coming of age story with a surprising twist! Had trouble some of the Dutch words and geography since I don't live in Amsterdam, but that doesn't take away from the story. Very insightful.
This Story is well written and well performed, draws you right in from the very first second. The main character is unapologetically autistic and unquestionably a hero in this story. It touches you deeply, the story is compelling and well rounded and difficult to turn off once you started listening. I highly recommend this to listeners of any age, not just the intended YA.