A great read Oct 1, 2007
A professor told me this was originally ment for children, but the subject matter is rather adult. For the most part this is a good book. The description of the land can get tedious, but it is neccessary for the tone of the story.
Cora is an interesting character. Her romance is the element which drives most of the story. Its sad that too much of the novel deals whith her rather dull sister.
This is a well written adventure tale. The book is ten times better than the movie.