Thank you to Goodreads Giveaways for the opportunity to read this book.I realized recently I never reviewed this book after reading it (but I rated it?). And there lies a problem because now I don't remember much about it or how much the characters exactly affected me since it's been so long. I haven't touched the original rating while editing this review to post my thoughts now--since I obviously rated it 3 stars back when I finished for a reason (and hey...3 stars is still a pretty decent rating). I do remember being mostly bored, usually skimming the read a majority of the time. It's a time period that is just used all too often, though it's heartwrenching... I didn't feel it offered up anything too fresh for the reader. A younger audience (especially those just learning this history) might enjoy it more than I had though.