The concept was appealing, but the execution fell short of my expectations. Unlike the protagonist of [b:Just Ella|162719|Just Ella|Margaret Peterson Haddix|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327897599s/162719.jpg|2979854], Cecelia never reached a point where she, for want of a better term, grew a spine and a brain. For a 15-year-old, she continued to make one poorly considered, rash decision after another, repeating the same mistakes. And she cried too often.
All that aside, it was still a decent read. The ending was a little too easy and a little too neat for my taste, but I was curious enough about how the author intended to tie things up to stick around for the ending.