This book is excellent. Pullman spins a brilliant tale of a world that is eerily similar to ours, and his language and writing are gorgeous. Lyra is a character that you truly want to root for, and I absolutely fell in love with this book. Everyone should read it; it's enjoyable for readers of all ages. And if you like it, I also recommend the sequels!
I absolutely LOVE this book!! It's nearly impossible to put down once you start it. It's a beautiful story I remember trying to read this book in kindergarten but most of it didn't make sense to me, but I could read and pronounce everything correctly. I've read this book too many times to count and I know I will keep re-reading it in the future!!!