I read one of the reviews about this book and remeber someone saying that it felt like Cedar wasn't really the main character. No I didn't let that stop me from reading the book. Now having read it through I must agree with them. At points in the book it felt like cedar was being left out of it. that being said it was still a good book and there were other characters that more then made up for the lack of a true lead. I gave it a 3 but I feel it would be more like a 3.5. I will be reading the sequel.