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My rating: 3.5/5
Ugh, I can’t believe this was the largest picture of the cover I could find.
This was my third read of this book, I think. I read it first years ago, when I was around the protagonist’s age – fourteen – and I am still incredibly fond of it, despite finding it a little more flat this time around – probably because I’m nearly eighteen now and Zanna’s dramas and little resentments seem rather more childish than they used to. Still, though, this book will probably always stay on my list of favourites. 
I wanted to give it a 5/5 rating, because it’s so close to my heart (I get oddly protective of books I’ve loved – is that normal?), but then I realized it’s not actually that spectacular, so I moved it down to a 4/5…then I thought some more and realized that it’s not particularly moving (okay, I cried a bit) or complex, either, and that I don’t find any of the characters particularly endearing (with the exception of Paris), so I gave it a rating that actually seems reasonable: a 3.5/5. 

Goodreads

My rating: 3.5/5

Ugh, I can’t believe this was the largest picture of the cover I could find.

This was my third read of this book, I think. I read it first years ago, when I was around the protagonist’s age – fourteen – and I am still incredibly fond of it, despite finding it a little more flat this time around – probably because I’m nearly eighteen now and Zanna’s dramas and little resentments seem rather more childish than they used to. Still, though, this book will probably always stay on my list of favourites. 

I wanted to give it a 5/5 rating, because it’s so close to my heart (I get oddly protective of books I’ve loved – is that normal?), but then I realized it’s not actually that spectacular, so I moved it down to a 4/5…then I thought some more and realized that it’s not particularly moving (okay, I cried a bit) or complex, either, and that I don’t find any of the characters particularly endearing (with the exception of Paris), so I gave it a rating that actually seems reasonable: a 3.5/5.