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No wonder a super good movie was made from this book. Clean, clear writing, fabulous characters, a story of humanity during great duress and emotional pressures and trauma. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Daisy's mum
Really enjoyed this book. The movie, however, stripped out the main character's internal monolog which made it flat and boring.Published 3 months ago by dm17