Tabitha I hope you send d up reading this book. I started reading it back in 6th grades we read it together as a class. But afterwards I had to re-read it and always hope for not so much of a different ending but just more to the story, like what happens afterwards but you can read That was then, this is now.
Claudia Vl I highly encourage you to give it a go. It's not very long and the pace of the narrative flows wonderfully. It won't take you very long and even if you don't love it (which I think you will) there is much to be taken from the characters.