Ellen Emerson White has always been one of my favorite authors, since I read The President's Daughter and Life Without Friends. But, while those novels were excellent, The Road Home far surpassed them. Having no real clue of what war is really like, I came away from this with, I think, a greater understanding of all of the horrors, and all of the small triumphs and quiet heroism as well. Rebecca's character is very well-drawn, and complex (she is at once funny and devastated, strong for her time, but very close to being broken by the horrors she has witnessed. I can't recommend this book, or any of White's, enough. My mother also read it and loved it, so I would say it spans beyond the young adult-adult classifications.