Disturbing Oct 25, 2007
I still remember having to read this book for school. Its started out nice with a sensistive artistic boy and adventurous young girl becoming friends. The death of a main character is not really good in a children's book. There is no indication when starting to read that it will be about death. Some children's books deal with the subject manner in a great fashion. This one is just not for kids.
No one I spoke to had nice memories of the book. It is dull for most of the story and BAM... they kill off a poor girl in a gruesome fashion. This book is not for sensitive children or for most readers in general.