It is one of these books, that you hate or love at first page. I happened to fall in the second category. Hence the rating. I was appalled by the main character at first. I mean I love mean and heroes who knows what they want and do whatever they need to achieve their goal without unnessesary weeping and soul searching. But 14 years old torturing and raping is astonishing at first. But you'll get used to it...or not. I got my pet peeves such as a little too grown up attitude from Jorge.