While I found the premise very interesting, the telling of the story didn't really work for me. I didn't fully understand why characters acted the way they did, particularly at the beginning, when the protagonist blindly obeys orders and years pass by in a matter of sentences, and at the end.
The book relies heavily on your interest in the synopsis of the story because at the beginning, you aren't given much of a groundwork to understand what's happening, and there is a fair amount of action at the beginning. The middle of the book was very interesting to me. I wish they had elaborated more on the type of schooling, but I imagine that would be difficult creatively.
The book was interesting, but I walked away thinking it was just okay.