4.5, maybe I should even round up. This series is heartbreaking and wonderful while simultaneously gruesome and terrifying. Will Henry! Come to my house and I will adopt you! I know you would never leave the doctor, but couldn't you use a hug and some hot cocoa? I look forward to reading more Rick Yancey, who adds so much depth in the smallest things he does. The series is full of moments that, without clubbing you on the head, reveal character naturally and thoroughly. For a series full of monsters, it is the humanity that astounds me.