Great Expectations

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens Breaking it down, the story was more of a 3 for me, the writing and long-windedness a 2, and the wonderful characters (whether I liked/agreed with them or not) a 4. Thankfully, I felt the depiction of Pip's life towards the end of the novel helped to redeem him in my eyes. The positive outcome for Pip's friends from his old life - Joe and Biddy - was welcome news. Overall, it averages out to a 3 in the end.