My opinion: I have to say that I loved this little novel. I loved the lessons and characters of this book. Although the beginning of this story was absolutely brutal and the description of the bullying was sad, the underlying story (or what is written beneath the surface) was stunning. On a side note, although this book was excellent, I think the price point on this book was a TAD high. I would hate to see something like that keep it out of the hands of readers because it was a WONDERFUL and REFRESHING read!