I have read this with my 2 daughters twice when they were 9 and 10, both times we thouroughly enjoyed it. Although some of the stories were difficult to read due to the emotional content, it was a great tool to teach compassion to my daughters who lead a very sheltered homeschooled life. We were able to glean wisdom from every story. I loved the Checkup Time (personal reflection), things to do, Bible Verses & Quotes. My daughters & I all wish there were a second one. I grew in my walk from reading this with them, because we all need to be reminded of the basics...Love one Another & God is Always with us. Great Book!