This book started out slow. I almost put it down in the beginning, but then the characters started to gain depth and suddenly, I was hooked.
I love the literary approach to superpowers. It's not a matter of heroic people saving the day. These characters are just ordinary and somewhat selfish college students who gain powers and try to use them to do good.
And as they are human, they are fallible. That's the best part of the book.
One thing that came as a surprise was a real life event that was woven into the books narrative. If you look at the dates, you'll figure out which event I'm talking about.
I thought the author did well in addressing the event but not manipulating it to drive the story. It was there and it played a part in the character's development, but it wasn't the main focus of the story.
So all in all, a great book. There's a bit of telling instead of showing throughout the narrative, but it works pretty well and the story moves along very quickly.