My pal Heather recommended this YA book a while ago, and I finally got around to reading it yesterday. I also finished it yesterday. Because it is the fast-paced action-packed kind of book that young adults read these days, I guess. I definitely enjoyed it (I even sobbed through chapter 17), but I felt like the story had been told before (i.e. Ender's Game, but everyone plays against each other). It's a trilogy and I'm hooked. Can't wait to read the sequels.