- It's big
- It won the Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature in for 2010
- Its weird - case in point, the upright cow carrying a yard gnome that's wearing sunglasses on the cover
This book took me a long time to read, and that kind of bothers me. Sure I wanted to know what happened in the end and how the characters got there, but only sort of. What's even more weird to me is that a chunk of this book takes place in New Orleans and I still wasn't that excited about it. Now that I think about it, I liked the "thank you's" Libba Bray gives at the beginning of the book more than the book itself.