Overall I enjoyed this book but I wasn't as altogether impressed as I assumed I would be with a Newberry winner. The protagonist is an interesting character and the cast of side characters even more so but as the narrative progressed it felt as though I was missing out on large, important portions of the story. I kept comparing it to what I imagine would have been the result if J.K. Rowling had decided the story contained within the seven Harry Potter books should be crunched into one 350 page volume. It seemed we only were given a glimpse where entirely more detail could have been provided. I guess my biggest critique is that the story was executed in such a way that made the scope seem too wide to do Nobody's story justice.On the plus side it was certainly entertaining, surprisingly macabre for a children's/YA book, and contained a positive message overall.