This is a life changing book with memorable characters that one can never forget. I really love this book and the film probably because of Mr. Keating and his inspired way of teaching the students. The students themselves are very easy to relate to and it's really easy to care for all of them. I think this is a great right of passage type of book because it teaches you the passion of youth and it gives you the most important lesson you could ever receive in life, "Carpe Diem, seize the day, make your lives extraordinary!".