For a while this was my second favorite Newbery. Then it started slipping down the list as I read better and better books. Now it is sixth or seventh; I like The Giver about equally. It was the tale of a wooden doll that about fifteen girls had at some time or another during it's first hundred years. Any adults like it? I don't think any will. It's more of a childish book that I liked when I read it at seven.
I will reread and rerate it when I am older.