Although this was a short book it took me a while to read. The words were dense and held a lot of meaning and were so beautifully written. I remember reading this when I was in high school, but I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as I did this time. Maybe because I'm older, or maybe it was because it wasn't an assignment, but I was able to taken away by the wonderfully written words. It took me longer to read because I would only read a few pages and then stop. Otherwise, it would have been over much too quickly.