I loved this book. The characters were likeable and real. Loved the descriptions which made you feel like you were right there with the character. Everything was laid out well so you understood who they were, what they were doing and why and you even found out about the rewards they got from sharing the books and what a change it made in people's lives. Sometimes it was a child learning to read, sometimes it was for entertainment, sometimes it helped a farmer with his garden or his livestock or sometimes it was a wife and mother wanting to learn how to make a better pie. Most of all it made the readers feel as though they were a part of a bigger community when they really lived far apart from each other.