The book was edited to make it readable and yet interesting at the appropriate level. New vocabulary was presented in context which made it more memorable. The review questions at the end of the chapter aided in understanding and comprehension. I have re-read the book numerous times. There is a sense of accomplishment when you finish reading an entire book in Russian. I deeply appreciate the work Kristina put into this publication and I am grateful for the ‘boost’ I have received in my Russian education. Thank you!