Words are so 2010; I'm doing all my 2011 reviews as infographics:
The tweet: Oskar and Christopher walked farther, but Jack has further to go.
Lots of pluses: Unique and compelling voice of a child protagonist. If you liked Oskar and Christopher, you’ll love Jack. Treads a little too close to preciousness in some spots, but Donohoe uncovers the themes of parenting, trauma, psychological resilience, and the triumph of imagination, the inner world and the bond between mother and child over horror bit by bit, and convincingly. Some of the minor characters are flat and ‘caricaturish’—a flaw that is easily forgiven by how well-plotted and original it is. Never feels exploitative. Book club bait, and that's okay.