I had to read this for school, and immediately thought I’d hate it. I’ve always loved to read, but there’s just something about being required to read a book that just turns me off, so I didn’t have high hopes for this one. My teacher asked us to look at the book as a soap opera, and it worked, I became hooked. I’ve reread it a few times since then, and each time has been fantastic. My teacher was always good at getting us interested in the books we were reading for school. Required reading was never a chore that year. She was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had, too.