This is indeed a difficult book to review. I like to read books that leave people not knowing if they love it or hate it. When this is the usual opinion, most books have a lot of feeling.
The book was good, I liked, but didn’t love it. Which is a shame because it had a lot going for it.
As for the characters, I know that most readers probably hated Sam , but I truly cared for him and did not find him an over the top brat but oddly enough a lovable and funny guy with an unfortunate mental disease. This is what you really have to understand , the fact that Sam is truly ill and that is the reason he acts like he does. Although I’m sure that Sam would be just as smart mouthed and funny and naughty regardless of his illness. The difference lies in the fact that he cannot control himself.
Collin is another story. I wouldn’t have loved him on his own, but I did love him for loving Sam.
I do admit to MILD SPOILER........ not being a big fan of the spanking but I can recognize its meaning and necessity in this particular instance. It also helped that it wasn’t sexual. It could have risked being over the top but it wasn’t END OF SPOILER
It was a good read. This is a late review, I read the book in April and writing this makes me want to give it another shot, maybe I'll see it from another perspective.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)