I chose to read this because I've heard many good reviews about it. It is also short-chaptered and therefore easy for me to read for short periods of time. I heard that the movie is in pre-production with Emma Watson playing a lead role. I will be seeing the movie because of my adoration for her but of course have to read the book first. It will be interesting how they adapt the letter-style into a movie. EIther way, quotes in this book are marvelous and can pertain to any age group. I thought the book was very good. I never really wanted it to end.