This is another excellent book that is being turned into a movie (hopefully it will be received a little better than the Cloud Atlas movie). I read this back in high school and have read it a couple of times since then. It is one of my favorite books as it is a compelling adventure story drenched with emotional and physical struggle. I highly recommend reading this as soon as you can, if you haven't already, and go see the movie! If anything it will be a visual feast for the eyes. Take care, my homies.