This book is a classic. I was introduced to this story through the television series when I was a kid in the 90’s and fell in love with it from the very beginning. I didn’t even know it was a book for a long time and when I found out I couldn’t wait to read it. The book is always better than the movie, right? I was not disappointed in the least. The book is riveting. Well written, captivating and the authors knack for character development is amazing. There are so many amazing life lessons to be learned in this book. An incredible story of self sacrifice and living with a giving heart – something we all could use a little more of in this modern day. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.