I loved the world that Kristin Cashore writes of, and the idea of Gracelings and their powers. I kept thinking this would be a great movie. Even though the main character made "immature" decisions at times, part of what makes a story so great is that characters are real and flawed...and I really grew attached to all of the characters. I wanted to read more about them...I wanted to story to go on! The approach the author took toward unconventional norms (i.e., independent woman who is anti-marriage) is really refreshing, because this isn't your average fairy tale...and it made it THAT much more precious to me. Overall, I LOVED this book.