Actually its been more so the bad reviews pointing out the pluses and minuses and the good reviews going death, character progression, no one cares about the characters.
The book had several flaws for a #1 issue of a controversial topic on a teen book as well.
I still haven't seen many people point out these errors. Some pretty big mischaracterizations, lack of personality of the new kids(Gage/Aaron/Hickman/Remender all gave us a feel for every character, whether new or obscure in the first line from the character.) And a lack of mentioning an encounter between the Academy and Arcade which would make anybody go how did he get this powerful?
And the book was really light on the dialogue. Read it in the store in five minutes. No joke. Felt like more dialogue could of been interjected into the new kids to help flesh them out more.
Just feels bland overall. Plus the death was way too cliche. Kill the man of dark skin who happened to be in a relationship. Why not kill Chase first? That would of been shocking. And an OMG moment.