I used to be the blogger called YAL Book Briefs, but I grew bored of the handle and changed my name to Howdy YAL. I also respond to MJ. I like to read, write, eat truffles, and watch bad Lifetime movies.
In a way I'm sort of glad this book was written. It's almost like the ultimate revenge by someone who was forced to read Charles Dickens in school. By turning a novel that touched upon so many social issues into teenage fluff it probably makes Mr. Dickens roll in his grave. Take that for forcing me to read Great Expectations back in the ninth grade.