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I would not term this a YA book. I didn't have to read it until college, so if a high school has forced it on you, you have my pity. If you're not being forced to read it, then don't pick it up!
In all seriousness, this is not such a horrible book, but if you're looking for something you're really going to fall into, don't bother with it. Yes, it's a classic, and it's a good mirror of the times, but the characters are hardly lovable and the plot plays on too many coincidences and misunderstandings. If you're interested in literature from this period, there are many better choices.