I have always loved books for characters I could relate to and their words that expressed thoughts I could not, and this one has some of my favorite people and the most beautiful words of any book I've ever read. I loved reading it as an adult, and I would have adored it in my youth. This story has it all ... humor, romance, drama and heart. Like all my favorite books, it left me longing to live and breathe the same air as the characters and transported me to a place of beauty and imagination. I cannot say enough good about this book, and I hope you will read it (and give it to your teenage daughters), and be changed like I was.