This was the second or third book of Christina’s that I have read and I loved it. I had probably watched the movie before but did not know the story very well. Because of how good this book was I went and bought the novel and read it (In English of course). It was a perfectly distilled version of the story that everyone should read. It also inspired me to watch the Russian version of the movie which absolutely mapped to the novel unlike the English version. The books are short and packed with all kinds of info and highly entertaining. It provided tons of useful vocabulary, a lot of which is reinforced several times which really helps it stick.