Reading progress update: I've read 71%.

Song of the Fireflies - J.A. Redmerski

I feel like I'm reading a story written by an entirely different author now.  This part of the book is actually good.  Compared to 70% of being a mediocre mess and it wasn't so much worth wading through the horrible writing and presentation of events up to this point.  I don't know what my rating of this will be yet because it's so inconsistent, but the police standoff is probably the most interesting thing that's happened in ANY part of this book at all.