It's a great story, but it is filled with way too much description that serves no purpose. A lot of the scenes are the same. They are well written and for the most part interesting, but have no reason to be in the story. About half way through I was tired of reading the day to day life and just wanted to know the story. So I then read the last ten pages and it told me everything that I wanted to know. It is a sad but beautiful story that kept me thinking.