When I read the synopsis for this story and the review on the blog I won it on, I thought it sounded promising. In parts, a lot of parts, it lived up to that feeling. There were times it didn't though.
For me the dialect was too much.
Yup, say what you will, but I would rather read it in plain English, no dialect. Makes it faster and easier to read. The foreign dialect slows me down and even at times I had to Google a term or two.
If you forgot about the dialect thing and just focused on the story, I have mixed feelings.
I love the idea of a youth in trouble and placed in this Panopticon facility, however, the story bounced around and went places I just didn't get at times. It always came back to something good and understandable, exciting even, and that is what kept me reading.
In the end, I really liked the book, foreign dialect, bounciness and all.
Lots of you will like it too.