I read this book to see if it would be an appropriate read for my seven year old daughter. I only intended to skim read it. However, from the very first page I was gripped. I read the entire book in one evening.
The story is very moving and it is beautifully written. It handles some tough issues very sensitively.
My daughter did read the book after me, and thoroughly enjoyed it too. A great read - for both adults and children.