The opening chapter are a very particular style of literary fiction that will likely be well-suited to the topics being discussed. For me, the prose is a bit blunt and has a slightly clunky feel to it. This is something I struggle with in the genre--usually when I read, I can visualize what's being described, and I can't engage with this style of prose in the same way. The style is not for me, but that's not uncommon in this genre. Not putting in for the raffle since I don't think that I will be able to do it justice in rating the work, but objectively speaking it seems like it's going to tackle some important and nuanced topics about the young narrator's relationship to politics and social movements of the time.