My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Loved it — Monty is brave and heartbreaking, and you feel each one of his (many) mistakes like a punch in the gut. Sometimes I wanted to shake him, and sometimes I wanted to wrap him up and keep him safe. His journey from vice toward virtue is slow and realistic, with fits and starts along the way. Ms. Lee’s writing is lively and brisk. The villain in the plot is somewhat underdeveloped, with few characteristics other than chasing our hero, but I didn’t mind because we got to spend more time with Monty and Percy. Highly recommended.