I have seen children say “omg I hate this book it is the worst.” I don’t personally absolutely hate the book. I am in the eighth grade and usually I prefer books about adventure and magic, or romance like most middle schoolers do. I think this book is more suited for adults as it is a bit boring for an eighth grader. (My class of fourteen other teenagers would agree.) It is a bit slow going and I found it hard to tell when time had passed, it would be telling about Jethro and his family’s troubles and stuff, and it wouldn’t say he or anyone had aged and then it would be like, “and that April after the April before that April but on that third April...” It’s a bit confusing. I wouldn’t really recommend it for children or teenagers, maybe a fifty year old with a midlife crisis.