I so, so, so enjoyed this book & this author. I now want to find everything written by this author & suck them up. This book & its mentality is suited for my personality. This is a no 'kiddie angst' book. I felt like I read a good book about the relational development of two somewhat 'broken' but resilient characters - characters I actually liked & respected. I was left feeling happy & satisfied after reading this - just what I hope to feel at the end of a book. I highly recommend this one.