2.5I'm really not sure what to think of this one. I liked it at first, then didn't like any of the characters and wanted to stop reading. But I like musician stories and I like growing-up-together stories, so I figured I'd stick with it a bit and see. And there was some character growth which helped me...well...almost like the characters.But the villian was way too obvious and predictable. And although the explanation for why others couldn't see it was almost plausible, it was still kinda hard to swallow how oblivious they were. And Milo seemed so stuck for so long, then had a sort of rushed growth near the end; again, almost believable, but somehow not quite. And Liam seemed over-the-top weak and pitiful at first, and almost (but, again, not quite) redeemed himself by the end. So, I finished it. And I guess I liked it.ETA: I was describing this book to someone else and decided that description belonged in my review. So here it is:Reading this book all the way through felt a little like gorging on cotton candy. Even as you're doing it you're feeling a little ill, wondering why the hell you don't stop, but you keep going until you've finished the whole thing. Then, having finished, there's a sense of satisfaction even as you feel sick.