Well, you know there's going to be a big plane crash since the name and cover picture are a major clue! This made it hard for me not to race through the beginning chapters that were developing the characters. I wanted to get to the big crash! However, it is really important that you take time to read about each person's story and history. It makes a huges difference in what you learn through the crash and makes the characters much more interesting. This was a great book and I highly recommend it. Just take your time to read all of it!