It saddens me that I could not write a review worthy of this book. One thing for sure is that Melina Marchetta is my next favorite author.
World building and plot are almost flawless. All characters are charming and they earn a huge amount of my respect. I'm struggling between 4 and 5 stars because 5 would mean I am completely drowned into that world and wish being in it or that I am madly in love with a certain somebody. But the book has not reached that level yet, though dangerously close.