The 1st book I read by Lesley pearse was Charity, which I loved, I had heard that her books can be repetative so didnt go out straight away and get another. I'm so glad that I went and brought Ellie though, even though I not usually a fan of "real life" and am more of a fantasy girl! True that theres simalaties about the books, but its all so different at the same time and these really dont matter at all. The story is THAT involving and leaves you wanting more, you can really feel for the two girls in this book and the people around them. I don't think it could ever be a classic but its certainly something every fan of books in this era should have.