" Why? Why do I pick up a book when I know it's going to break my tender puppy-loving heart in spots? This is my first foray into Richard Adams' work, having somehow avoided the alleged-tearjerker "Watership Down," and, while I'm usually not a fan of talking animals (especially ones with linguistically-complex dialects), it helped that the main protagonists were my favorite species. The book was a weird mix of pacing, and it took me a very long while to get through, but it wasn't a bad read and I don't feel like I wasted precious hours that I will never get back. However, I feel that this book would have made more of an impression on me, had I been in fifth- or sixth-grade. "
— Melle, 1/25/2014