This book is amazing. The story is a touching one in which you find yourself rooting for the main character in her effort to gain freedom, especially after reading her account of what takes place on plantations between slaves and masters. The only draw back to this book is the time in which it was published. Because this story was published during a time when white men ran the publishing industry and most stories attributed to black authors were transcribed by a white person. This leaves the story full of subtleties that the reader must wade through to get the whole story. Once you get used to looking deeper into the text for the whole story, however, the book becomes that much more interesting. I love this book for its educational value as well as the rarely seen first hand account of slavery it lends.