I some how escaped school without having to read this book. I also went into this book thinking that I probably wouldn't like it. I knew the plot and always thought it wasn't a book I wanted to read but because I'm trying to add more classics to my reading I picked it up. I was surprised to find that I didn't hate it. Yes the children are horrible, the situation is horrible, but the story caught me. The death of childhood innocence, the breakdown without cooperation, it was a lot better than I expected. Not amazing or life changing but better than I expected.
That being said I most certainly do not want to see the film because reading about children being horrible was enough I don't want to see it played out on the screen.