I had to plod through this story. Honestly, I just didn't care anymore. I think I finally figured out what was wrong with this entire series for me: it's written for boys. Boys who like things blowing up and running and escaping and avoiding the bad guys and getting physically hurt only to "somehow find the will to keep standing."
I would highly recommend not just this book, but the entire series to my local high school's librarian. But for me? Not my cup of tea. I'm glad I finished the series, but it was clearly written for it's young adult audience. It would be good to keep this in mind if you choose to read it.