I was made to read this aged 15 in English class at school. I had a terrible teacher who failed to inspire me to get the best from this novel. I'm giving it two stars because I found it incredibly monotonous being read through this in class with very little enthusiasm or interpretation being offered by my teacher and at age fifteen I was not interested enough to try and appreciate it further myself.
Now, at 23, I would be keen to try this book again and would hope that I found it more enjoyable. The story, at face value, seems interesting and readable; however, the delivery and language used was too much for me aged 15! I hope my vaguely annoyed memory of this book is proved wrong upon revisiting it.