Boy oh boy did I not enjoy this book. It was very clearly a debut novel. There was too much going on. Too many characters that we followed. Passages of poetry that didn’t move the story forward and didn’t seem to connect to the characters. Yes I realize that Tim, the main character, is a poet, but these poems just didn’t connect to the story for me. Sometimes it felt like the author was writing this based on things that he learned in his high school English class. Ahh yes, there must be metaphors and similes. Let’s have some imagery. I feel like this could have been a really important book with an important story to tell but it just didn’t work for me.