So, for a long time after I finished the book I kept wondering what I was supposed to think of it. Then, as I was walking some days later, something went off in my head and I went "Oh my god, what utter crap!"
And that sums up my opinion on the book.
I really liked the Alchemist back when I read it (yes, it was a pretty long time ago)
But this book-
And the worst part were those awful diary entries of Maria where she first spouts utterly cliched stories with utterly cliched morals that quite honestly made me cringe, and then concludes with a 'omg, look at me, I sound so mature!' Sorry, dear, you so don't.
But what the hell, my brother actually liked it. A lot.
No literary taste at all!