Did the plot pull you in or did you feel you had to force yourself to read the book? The plot wasn't as strong the two central characters, Ray and Duncan. It was their actions and words that pulled me into the book and no, I definitely did not feel forced to read the book.
How realistic was the characterization? Not everyone has the luxury to drop and run off on a road trip without knowing where they are going to end up so this part wasn't really realistic. However, where the two central characters are concerned, I felt that the road trip wasn't about ending somewhere but more importantly it was for the two guys to learn the strength of their relationship and become aware of their abilities without depending on each other.
Did you feel you were experiencing the time and place in which the book was set? Yes, and in addition to being able to experience the settings the author was referring to, the novel was a meaningful read which will definitely have a lasting impact on me.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.