My biggest complaint about this book is how horribly she speaks of her father. We listened to it on CD (edition wasn't available to post) but the girl who does the reading has a very "common" accent. Combined with her sharp tongue I couldn't feel for the character. She sounded like she should be cleaning out the stables instead of the daughter of a knight and a lady. In fact you are always surprised when she mentions a servant.
It is written in diary format which is so popular for this age group BUT her abrasive personality really makes it so you could care less about her poor plight. (I wonder what I would have thought if I had read it years ago before I had my own daughters...)