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As a teen and now adult, it still resonates
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2020
I read this originally in 7th grade World Ideas class. It was then very imaginative and eye opening for me at that age. Rereading it as an adult, kindles some nostalgia, of course, but also conjures up new thoughts and feelings from a different perspective with a greater understanding of the tragedy in the story. All in all, the narrative is still strong, the writing, good. I enjoyed it maybe more now. Don't be put-off by it being labeled as a teen novel. The theme is still quite mature and hearkens back to our time as teenagers coming of age in a world less than perfect.