I hate it when I pick up a book, and while reviews call it 'dark haunting' when in reality, the book is simply a bit higher on the education level. Wither isn't one of those books. The world created in the book is really three-dimensional, and sometimes, you feel 'this could actually happen'. The writing style itself is very good, and the book really makes the reader think. Most if not all the characters in the book are well developed, especially for a first person novel. Rhine is an amazing role model because despite her situation, she won't give up on her goal of escape. The book is dark, and it can be scary for younger people. A teen reader also might not get the most they can out of the book unless they're more mature with a better understanding of the 'real' world. The sexuality in the book is slightly concerning- a 13 year old gets knocked up and is excited about it- but it is understandable considering the world the book takes place. Overall, this book is amazing and a must read.