I got this for Christmas last year, and because I’ve liked or loved everything else I’ve read by Dan Wells, I was excited for it. But I could barely get through it. If it hadn’t been by Dan, I would have given up early on. I thought it would get better, and it did. A little. And then it got worse. So many things about it seemed cool (lots of diversity! near future with really cool tech!), but I never connected with the teen main character or even any of the side characters. Everybody seemed self-centered, too cool for school (literally . . . the MC regularly skips school), and cold. And the plot wasn’t functional enough to keep my interest despite that.
This said, my 12 year old liked it.