My dad once said to me, "You give a lot of books three stars." I do.
Today I was tired of all the reading I haven't been doing so I picked this book from my shelf and read it in one sitting.
It's very short and not a difficult read though it covers some difficult topics. I didn't find the writing as beautiful as Hesse's other books but that makes sense for an epistolary novel. It's also not overly graphic (a problem I had when reading Out of the Dust) with the medical details. The story was influenced by Hesse's own family history. Overall, a solid MG read.