Overall it is a good story. Worth reading if you're lacking material. However it is very slow and dragging. It took me more than half the book to really get into it. To want to turn the page. The rising action was basically me asking, "Are we there yet?" every time the boat stopped. The ending however, was very well done. I am not an emotional person with books or movies, but the last couple of chapters made my eyes a bit more watery than usual. The ending is worth it If you have nothing else to read, however if you do have something else to read, read the something else first.