I had previously read this book in fifth grade. I decided to reread it when I recommended it to my younger sister. When I reread it, it didn't seem like a very good book. The main character was shallow and the writing not at a level I'm used to. The plot was okay. After finishing the book I decided it was probably because I've read so many other books at so many other levels since I read this book about three years ago. I would recommend it as a read for younger kids. As a teen it didn't really hit me as anything special or good.