I first read this book for school, I think in grade 6. I remember really liking it and so with the movie coming out, I thought I'd have a refresher read.
I also had two hours to fill in a mall and no desire to shop. I read the whole thing sitting in a window area at Indigo.
All I can say is that I still really like it and the ending broke my heart. If I hadn't been reading in public, there would have been tears.
Why did I stop reading children's literature all these years? It's so good!