" I love Dickens, but this wasn't one of his better ones. The moral of the story is very blatant from the beginning. The characters are not as well fleshed out as in other books, nor are they as interesting. I think it is worth reading, but it is not one of his novels that I will be reading again and again. Still, it is Dickens, and his writing style is always very interesting, and it kept my attention, so it deserves three stars. I liked it; it just wasn't one of my favorites of his. "
— Vicki, 1/22/2014