Such a confronting read. Touchell covers so much ground. Creepy, the teenage male narrator, is honest in his observations that carry so much criticism of society behind their black humour. The teenage female narrator, Maud, is similarly disengaged from her surroundings but her observations encapsulate a different perspective on her struggles with mental health and the dysfunctional friends and family who surround her. The characters aren’t likable but the book is difficult to put down. I feel that while i agree with the assessment that this novel sets a new benchmark for YA novels, the ending fails to live up as the disconnect from society the characters experience throughout the novel fades away.