This book has such good word choice, with perfect dialog and descriptive words that really paint a picture in your head. But beware that this book is very depressing, and not for the faint of heart. I think there was too much unnecessary suffering, you can have your character suffer, but do you have to have her suffer every five pages! I loved all the characters, so it's just so hard to see them suffer. This book was really good, with the perfect style for this time period. Not the best book ever, but a very good read.