English teacher assigned the sophomores this book. Never heard of it. After 10 years of teaching, it’s rare for a teacher to assign a book I don’t have experience with. There quickly became a need for me to read it in order to be capable pf helping the students. So I picked it up on Tuesday during their class and started reading. After the first 5 chapters, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into. Now that I’ve finished the story, I really appreciate the beginning of the book. I wish I knew about this book when I taught in a self-contained class. I would have loved to teach this book. My boys would have loved it. Anyways, it’s an easy read. If you haven’t read it, I recommend it. It is deep and layered. There are so many ideas to ponder and discuss!