My rating: 2 of 5 stars
13 year old Ryan is dead. 13 year old Robbie killed him. What moves a basically good kid from a good, loving family to do the unthinkable? How has it changed him? Will he recover? Robbie is at the "End of the Line". His family, the school, YDC has tried everything else. Now he starts in an empty room and has to earn his way back: to food, to shoes, to reality, to home.
The concept is fascinating, but the story drags. The book is written in an alternating series of "now" and flashbacks. At first, Robbie isn't likable at all, but I was curious. As the book continues, Robbie becomes a more likable character, but I wasn't drawn in. Ultimately, I finished the book out of morbid curiosity, not because I cared what happened to him.