It is a quick read..cause once you start reading it you can't stop. I completed it in 1 day. U can't stop until u finish it but also find it very difficult to keep reading, because with every page you flip you know you are moving to their death. I had to take halts in between to get myself together. Post trauma was real bad... took quite a while to get over it. However,I think this book was one of my best reads. Totally love it and this is coming from a book worm!