The way people talk about it, I always feel like it's going to be one of those old books that people say I'd really like but I end up hating. I was promised the world's first Quentin Tarantino movie by innumerable Moby Dickheads (That's now the official term for fans. I made it so.) but instead got an abhorrently dense slice-of-life procedural narrated by a verbose college professor with ADD and a borderline-autistic fascination with whales. The only authors of ancient days that I've come to 'trust' are people like Poe, Lovecraft, Shakespeare, and the other mainstreamers, but that's not like their best stuff is consistent in quality with the rest of their work. Although I do like Joachim Meyer's books, simply because they're badass.
But sure, you say it's good, and everyone else keeps saying it's good, so it must be good. I should invest my precious hours investigating this shit...
After you get through the impossible to read dialog and manage to finish the book you realize that you missed the bigger message. Then you read the book again and realize there is no point to the story. It's just a flat story about a slut who blames all of her problems on external factors.
It's alright, if you're okay with the slightly outdated views on society (it fits for a high school, but in the real world its impact is much more mitigated because of the whole SJW / PC 2017 thing going on). Probably won't go into detail until you finish it. Unless you're younger than what you claim to be, I don't know how the hell you found this book without being forced to in an English class.
Huckleberry Finn is by far more difficult in terms of the vernacular.
I read that book last year and really enjoyed it. My recommendation is to read the dialogue out loud, it makes it so much easier and faster to understand. I loved most of the morals it teaches, as well. My biggest complaint is that Janie is such a weak person despite the book being about the importance of independence. Have fun reading!