I was really excited to read this book. One of my friends told me it was one of her favorite series from years and years ago and still loves to read them over again now. I started reading it and was thinking "this is a weird style of writing, but maybe I just have to get used to it" well I tried, but I just couldn't get into it. I read about 200 pages and had to put down! I ended up giving the book away, what a waste! It's not that the story was bad, it had what could have been a good plot I think... (I didn't read too much) but I just didn't like the writing style. I couldn't get attached even to the main character. I wish I could have. It just had no emotion; it was like she was telling her story without ANY kind of feelings at all. When there should have been sad feelings or happy feelings I felt nothing. Only in one spot did I get even a little excited about the drama that she was going through, but just not enough to fully get my attention and draw me in. Not a good book for me, but some other people seem to like it but this is just my thought on it.