I bought this book in the 4th grade simply because the main character and I shared the same name. I couldn't fully appreciate the book back then, but I do now. _Facts_and_Fictions_ has become one of my favorite books because it has so many wonderful aspects. MacLachlan has such a unique way of writing about all of Minna's relationships--with her mother, her brother, her crush, and her cello. I've also dog-eared and highlighted many pages in my worn copy of the book; every sentence MacLachlan wrote was carefully constructed. No matter what your age, I think you will enjoy this book. I highly recommend it!