I tried so hard not to cry but I did. I didn’t like it at first but it redeemed it’s self. It’s been a long time since I read a sad book but that was real sad. But I hated that hippie child molester teacher! I didn't like the style because it's just not what I like. I feel like I may have liked it better if I had read it when I was younger. But altogether it was a very well written book and I enjoyed it.