This book is extremely relevant to issues going on right now, in the news, in the political dialogue. It is sometimes difficult to see things from another person’s perspective. People get so locked in to their own prejudices and opinions of right and wrong. I think it is important to read a book like this that shows the struggles, the passions, the love and genuine feelings of people who are different from what society considers the mainstream. This book is extremely well written, and well structured. You genuinely want to turn the page to find out what happens next. The characters are well developed and believable. The plot is flawlessly executed, in my opinion. The only issue I had with this book were a few expressions that I thought sounded like they would have been used in modern culture. For example, and expression like “whatever…” said in response to something you disagree with. That did not sound historically accurate. However, these are trivial complaints and should in no way discourage anyone from reading this, as it is a story very well told, and very painfully relevant to today. I highly recommend reading it, especially if you want your own stereotypes and prejudices challenged.