I can guarantee that there is no other book like this. The plot is original, the characters are beautifully crafted, and the world leaves your head spinning. The only thing that some people may get caught up on or annoyed with is the writing style. Personally, I think it is remarkable that Tahereh Mafi was able to write so uniquely and powerfully. There are truths that ring through her words and they will resonate within you. If you don't read it for the thrilling story, read it for what it can teach you.