I'll first admit I was involved in a little volunteer beta on this story. And Am a fan of this author's other works. Now with the disclaimers out of the way, on to my opinion of this story.
As I read the story my first concern was that it was going to be a Hunger Games knock off but that was not the case. It seems more the opening act of what I hope are a series of books that show Susa's transformation. Labeled a "loser" she will grow through life experiences beyond anything she could have ever imagined.
Good lifelike characters that you can care about. A story you should be drawn into and just enough twists to keep it all interesting. I recommend it for all ages. I give it four stars because I personally always feel there is room for improvement in any story.
If there is a down side to these stories for me it's that while he writes these he's not working on the next Sumto story.