I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. I listened to it on CD in my car and found myself taking unnecessary trips just so that I could find out what happens next. I haven’t been this gripped by a book in an awfully long time. Not only did I love the two main characters, but many of the supporting characters tugged at my heartstrings as well. This is the best book that I have read this year, and that’s saying a lot. In this age of ubiquitous reality T.V. shows and violent, realistic video games, this novel is one that should be read by everyone. Its message needs to be heard.
Highly, highly recommended for grades 9-12.