This book was absolutly fantastic!! I'm going into 9th grade and i had to read this for honors english. At first since I am only 14, i was a little bit worried about reading this big of a book. However, once I started to read it, I could not put it down. I am very glad that I am taking this class because i was able to read this excellent novel. The count of Monte Cristo is one of the best stories of all time. It was so brilliantly written!! This is now one of my favorite books of all time and i LOVED every minute of it.