I absolutely adore reading - my love for books has had a huge impact on my life! I'm going to grad school to be a children's/YA librarian.
This book is so good! I wish that I had read it prior to watching the movie (I saw it in theaters without even realizing that it was based on a book), but even so, I really enjoyed reading it. It's very suspenseful, and had I not seen the movie, the plot twist would have come out of nowhere. It's intense without being excessively, graphically violent, but if you're not a fan of profanity in literature, be prepared to see quite a lot of it in this. Overall, this is a great suspense novel - but definitely not appropriate for anyone younger than high school age.