Blake goes on a paranormal roller coaster theme park to save his brother. Each ride reveals something hidden inside the rider's heart and mind. But he has to survive seven rides before dawn arrives.... can he do it?
Ridiculous question, because of course he will since it's a YA book.
I was interested in the premise and what each ride would reveal, but all of them were fairly straightforward without that many quirks or twists. It was a decent read and fairly quick, but it didn't really push the boundaries of anything. It wasn't exactly scary, not exactly feelings-evoking, not quite feel good, it was just very flat in a lot of areas.
The character growth and change occurred a little too quickly - shoved in between each ride, I think. The dynamic between the characters didn't really have any depth. Seems like the whole book is an excuse to portray roller coaster rides as something deeper and meaningful.
Two stars because it was okay. I didn't hate it, but it wasn't that great either. I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone unless you are super bored and you like Shusterman's other books. But really, read something else.