I first read this book when I was about 14, I think. Well, in my memory I read it when I was 17, but since my bookshelf is arranged by the date I read my books, and I retrieved this book from the group of books I read when I was a freshman in high school, I’m going to trust my shelf instead. That, and the fact that as I was reading it I realized I’d forgotten a lot about it. But before we start- SPOILER WARNING! Really, if you haven’t read the book and think you might want to, you need to stop here. My rant that comes next probably won’t make a lot of sense anyway.