Pepper sat on the couch and weeped. She had never been so upset. Torn in her feelings, she could not decide. The book had taken her several months to finish. She had almost reached the end and couldn't face the idea of the book ending. She had grown attached to the characters and wanted more stories from them. The writer of the book had created a realist world of the time, although it was a work of fiction. Some say it is not a novel, but a poem.