Review: I've heard mixed reviews about this "Old timely classic" and I have to say that I am on the negative side.
To me, this book had not plot. It begins in one place and take us to another place with very bad transitions. I found my self scratching my head several time, trying to figure out what in the world was going on in the book. The plot was also very dull and boring. There were several times when I just wanted to go to sleep. Or throw the book in the trash (something I couldn't do since it was from my school library).
The characters had no personality. We don't learn much about them or what they're thinking or their feelings. The characters are just there and nothing else. I found the "love" between Winnie and Jesse kind of disturbing. I wasn't sure what type of "love" it was. Was it brother-sister love or girl-guy-together-forever love? There were hints of Jesse actually wanting to be with Winnie...and Winnie is 10 and Jesse is well over 50 (in actual age, not appearance, think of the Cullens from Twilight, only not beautiful, or vampires, and all).
This was a short book that I read in a long time. Why? Because I kept loosing interest in it. It was boring and dull and just not me!
Grade: I hated it. This book did not live up to my expectations!
Cover: D-, I can see the significance the cover has for the book, but like the story, the cover just didn't pull me in.
Overall: This book did not do me any justice. I'm sorry but I can't recommend this to anyone!