I love this book I got it on audio and listening to Slooshas crossin was absolutely magical. I love the imagery that keeps repeating and how the last few pages give you hope without being exceptionally cheesy.
I want my characters to be interesting. To give me a reason to care about what happens to them. I just finished The Picture of Dorian Grey, in that 2 out of the 3 main characters are utterly despicable men. But in their way they are all fascinating and I want to know them more.