I agree with others that many of the characters are presented as unlikeable, though most have some redeeming qualities. For much of the book, the adults reminded me of middle schoolers, while Bee was presented more adult-like. For that reason, I really struggled with this book for a while, going days just reading a page or two. As more was uncovered about the characters, my enjoyment of the book grew. I did like it in the end, just wished I got hooked into it sooner. If not for this challenge, I may have put the book down entirely.