I would give it 10 stars if I could!
This is one of the best books I've ever read. No wonder it won a Pulitzer!
It was beautifully written. So much so that I felt as if I was transported back into that time period.
I saw the film long before I even knew it was a book and I can say they got the casting right! I could clearly picture every character and they all felt right to me.
It was slow paced, but not in a bad way. It truly told the whole story without a lot of time skips or with the reader having to forgive the author for not giving a better explaination of things. When I started the book, I felt like I already knew the story, but I know I was wrong. NOW I know the story.
As big and epic as the book is, it will find its way to my re-read shelf with The Lord of the Rings, Harty Potter and all the other books that can make me cry.
I'm usually better at reviews, but this book was so fantastic I don't even know what to say about it. It speaks for itself. I cannot wait to read the other books in the series!