Bottom line - It could have been better. Too much was a rehash of the first book. Instead of rehashing the same conversations with Ana, what about his individual thoughts after he got home? It would have been a great opportunity for reflections of his past regarding Elena, growing up, anything besides the exact same of Fifty but his thoughts (which were that of a 12 year old and the 'gosh I hope she likes me' comments). Total missed opportunity to do something interesting.