This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. When I was in junior high, I enjoyed this book, but it made me feel uncomfortable. I never thought children were able to pull off such feats. Now that I am older, and I am going through my own struggles, I drank in Voigt's story. This novel goes beyond the travels of 4 children, but also touches on such subjects on finding who you are and what the human soul is capable of achieving.