I was really excited about this book. It was written by someone I went to high school with and I thought it was so cool to know the author of a book.
The one word I can use for this would be dense. Dense being that each sentence was packed full of unnecessary words. It came off as trying too hard. I got the point three words ago. But that seemed to mellow out a bit as the story went on.
Since the book took place over the course of 9 days, I thought there was a lot packed in and I would have liked a little more background to each of the four characters. It was hard to get into and feel any sort of connection with the characters.
I think I would have enjoyed it more if the characters had been more connected in some way. Or they helped each other find their way accidentally.