A friend of mine recommend this book to me when I was quite young. I loved the book even then but recently I picked the book again. It felt as if I had missed a big chunk from the book earlier. Earlier I thought that the solider's story was the most important one. But when I read it again I realized that the book is much more than that. It is a must read for everyone. Even if you think you are too young. There is always something to learn.