This book is exactly what I was expecting it to be. A great work from Hanya Yanagihara. It makes you feel the despair of what each character is experiencing, the trauma and pain of each character is heartbreaking. Fair warning do read the trigger warnings in this book. This book is really emotion-inducing, the way that it's graphically written details and just the whole entirety of it. Even after month I still think about this book. It's devastatingly beautiful read, highly recommend it.