I absolutely LOVE this book! I recommend it to families. I am in 8th and when I heard I was doing this for homework, I was glad! It's not boring at all. Is what other kids think, but they just don't understand. The book is based off a True Story! I don't see why you would say its "boring" and "a waste of time"? I'm a animal lover so of course I would read it. I hope everyone can understand the book, and the main part of it. Enjoy the book if you read it!