Why did I love this book?
This book had an incredible impact on me. I read it in a single afternoon when I was a teenager, and it still resonates with me often, today. It simply yet emotionally and intellectually makes the argument against socialism in terms that anyone can understand. The characters are endearing. The story starts out with such optimism but ends on a desperately sad note—just like every experiment in socialism. That’s why I chose to write a sequel to it, updated for our modern society.