I won't be rating this book, because of the divisive and controversial content that has me questioning so many things and leaving me a bit conflicted. I will say, I absolutely loved the writing style and how this author used multi-pov's to tell Kellen and Wavy's story from primary characters in their lives to the fleeting. It was fascinating, thought-provoking, and often maddening. Although Kellen was a major player in this story, he also maintained a vagueness that helped propel the story and draw empathy. Was he as half-witted as many characters described or just misunderstood? Did his loneliness and connection with Wavy excuse their relationship? Bottom line, it's fiction and any answers would be conjecture and subjective. For me, the story was compelling, uncomfortable, and sad. Although I enjoyed the ending, I still can't personally reconcile all of my feelings from earlier in the book to the last page. Regardless of what the reader feels at the end of the story, the author aroused contemplation, discourse, and strong emotions. On those merits, I would say that she excelled with this novel.