Genre: Adventure, life, romance (light)
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 8
Number of pages: 382
Time period: Bible times (specifically Jesus)
Main characters: Ben Hur, Messala, Amrah, Tirzah, Esther, Iras
Exciting events: A big chariot race...most exciting. :)
My overall opinion: It's a good book, rather hard to read. But once you get into it, it's a great story! There is a very exciting chariot race, several women, time in the galleys, leprosy, miracles by Jesus, and much more! I think this is worth at least one read. :) And then do see the movie...it's also good (if a bit old) and follows the book quite closely. Learn about the movie here.