I tried really hard to predict how the novel would end. Overall, I'm pleased to say that it took me by surprise. It's a coming-of-age story with a bit of a twist. And after reading so many novels that have an unrealistically happy ending, Dickens gives us something more true to life. His characters have to face the consequences of their choices, whether good or bad. My favorite characters are Joe and Herbert (I always have to pick a couple of favorites) and now I finally know what people are talking about when they allude to Miss Havisham. If you're up for a bit of a heavy read, I think this one is well worth a try! I think I'm going to read Nicholas Nickleby next!