Don’t read it. I don’t know how they decide on what’s a “classic,” but I thought the book was boring. My main complaint is that the book is pointless. There’s no driving force behind the plot. None of the themes are truly addressed. The characters are quite forgettable.
Basically, the plot follows the meandering of this one kid. The events are disjointed. None really affect the other.
[to be continued tomorrow]
[EDIT: 10/20/03 – Instead of looking for part two, read this entry, instead.]