Firstly, apologies for the long absence of posts (I’ve been on holidays!). However, I’m back to blog again, and with a new question sent to me from a reader.
This isn’t a first for this question, and is definitely something I have thought about before as have many others. I was about fourteen when I read the book, I understood it all and fell completely in love with it. This seems, to me, to be the average appropriate age for a first reading. But I have found that my understanding has changed with time, as has my appreciation of the language, characters and storyline. When you’re in your younger teenage years, I feel as though you like it as a chick-lit type book, romantic slush that is a bit more sophisticated. But now, as I leave my teens, I see it more as a mirror I can hold up to different types of people, and as a criticism of certain types of relationships- albeit with a happy ending. Continue reading