rating: 5 of 5 stars
I gave this book five stars because it truly is beautifully written. My mother recommended it, and it lived up to her review. BUT… it was tremendously heart wrenching. Sad from start to finish with just a few bright sparks of hope. I would recommend it as a phenomenal piece of literature, but if you are looking to escape into a story that will be uplifting, this is not the one.