I stayed up past midnight to finish this book. I'm no night owl, so trust me, it's good! (The fact that it's a New York Times Bestseller and Newbery Award winner doesn't hurt either). I'm officially a Shannon Hale fan. It's a fun coming-of-age story with lessons along the way about the importance of education, reading, and even healthy relationships. It has a strong female lead, (and who doesn't like that?) as well as some great twists at the end that brought it together just perfectly! I definitely recommend. Has anyone else read it? What did you think?