Honestly, I hated this book when I first started it. Granted, when I started it I couldn't remember what it was about and just went in blindly, so I wasn't really prepared. The stories and poems are all often kind of odd, so I had no idea what I was reading for the first few stories. Once I got in to the swing of things though, I enjoyed a lot of it. There were parts I loved, parts that were ok, and parts I hated, but none of the stories or poems are long enough that too really slow you down or prevent you from enjoying the book as a whole.