What a great premise for a novel! The spiritual connection between Charley and Hal, although confusing at first, is beautiful and touching and palpable. I was drawn into the mystery from the start and was thankfully not let down by the realistic ending. At times, I found the dialogue and actions of the teens to be unbelievable, but then the story would draw me back in and I would forgive the unlikely moments.
Recommended for grades 10-12.