I had originally wanted to read this book when I was younger, but I realize now that I would not have been able to understand the dark undertones that it implied. I felt that the book moved very slowly, but I was worried for the main character's life on each page. While reading, I was also shocked at the similarities I found between our present world and the world under Big Brother. The book also creates a very detailed depiction of the world, with a new language and even a list of vocabulary with definitions. It introduced me to many concepts I had not heard of or thought of, and made me think very deeply about things that go on around me. Overall, I highly recommend this book for young adults who love dystopian novels.