I was done with this book in less than a day. I'm a full-time teacher, and I started reading on a Sunday, later in the afternoon. When I couldn't sleep, I opened the book and read, and read, and forced myself to stay awake (on a school night!) so I could read. Even when I put the book away, I wondered what was coming next.
When I got to the last pages of the book, I was almost angry at the way it seemed to be wrapping up in such an unfulfilled way. Then, came the last line. It reminds me of all the short stories I've taught to my students, stories with endings that I have used for argumentative writing and debate practice.