I read this my senior year of college, not for a class, but for pleasure, and totally loved it. This time around, I still liked it rather much, although some of the characterization felt different to me. How much better this book is than the piece of trash Charlotte's sister, Emily, wrote. The only downside to this book was that it got me to reading The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia
by Samuel Johnson, which was such a trivial piece of crap that I gave up half way through.