This was a good holiday read. Though not a great deal happened and it was relatively unexciting it was interesting and a good read. It is written as the journal of a young girl named cassandra, an account of her extraordinary life with her extraordinary family. Cassandra records what goes on in her household with pure and touching honesty and we hear her views on life and love. this is funny in places and very moving. definately worth a read, though you have to persevere as it gets off to a slow start.