Liked this a lot better, this time round. So much so I'm upping my rating. I still don't really "get" Alaska and Miles, but I enjoy the other characters so much that it doesn't really matter.
December 21, 2012 review:
Eh. I float between three and four for this. The writing was beautiful, and Alaska's behaviour seemed totally spot on for someone suffering the trauma of a bereavement but she was also annoying as all get out. Miles was just okay. The Colonel was easily my favourite character. I... just don't have a lot to say about it, which made me give it the lower mark.
Still to hung up on The Scar. Which y'all have to read. I mean Y'ALL.