It's only short and it is interestingly written and does promote a positive message, but it is quite confronting - at least it was for me. If you're ok with being confronted by the texts you read, then yes, I would recommend it.
Well, there's a long list of categories for books to read in the space of the year..... and I am struggling to find much time for reading so won't be able to cover all the categories. But I think being challenged to expand the types of books I read is great so I'm half participating :)
jonaj - it is actually more symbolic than graphic. It is really a very beautiful poem, and the individual reading it can come away with their own interpretation of it. Christina Rossetti also wrote my favourite carol "In the bleak midwinter".
Yes - I read it years ago when I was young. It is quite confronting and, at a more mature age, on re-reading it you have more understanding of the psychology of the poem. I thought it was really beautiful and sensual.