The books are rushed. Sometimes I felt like it was the author's way in her own mind of appealing to the MTV crowd. I think if you can give a teenager enough credit to read a book, you can give them enough credit to handle slower pacing. Heck, how many teens read Sunshine
? It took me a long time to "chew" my way through that book even though I liked it. There are some very weird things in Bones, not the least of which is the introduction to not just a few supernatural characters, but all of them. The second book is just as rushed, but a better book. I'm hoping it will keep getting better with the third book in March.