This is truly a classic. I really liked it and the way dystopians have become now. This is really one of the original ones. I really liked the concept. With that being said. I have to give it a 3.5 stars because of the pacing. It is one of the lsrgest Book in existence that isn't a collection or bind up. And, I found 450 pages estimated to be about build up. It goes for a period of time and cools down to utter boredom and stays like that for awhile. It still is a good classic nonetheless.