This book is an example of one I tried 3 times to read, the first two times putting it down. I added this book to a challenge which kind of forced me to read it and ended up really liking it. I should have read Stray first, but the book was written well enough that I didn't feel like I was missing a big chunk of the story. I'm now going to read Pride because I ended up wanting to know what happens next, which is a good thing. Would recommend this book.