One, it's not spiral-bound. I knew that going in so I can't really complain, but spiral-bound journals really are a lot easier to write in.
Two, the lines on the pages are VERY light. Perhaps a younger person with perfect vision would have no trouble seeing the lines, but unless I'm using very bright light, I have a hard time seeing them.
However, it's an adorable journal, and it's small so it's easy to carry around anywhere. If it were spiral bound and had darker lining, it would be perfect. As it is, it's pretty darned good.