This book was very different from most of the genres that I read(mystery, thrillers, and dramas). However, I was intrigued by the wonderful reviews and " you gotta read this" posts so I added it to my " to read" list. Recently, my friend started reading it and asked me to join her. I was initially intimidated by the size but once I started and really got into it, it was hard to put down and eventually by the end it didn't seem to be ENOUGH pages. I know, I'm a greedy reader! This was a beautiful, heart felt, and heart wrenching tale. After I finished, I was left with a plethora of emotions a few being joy and sadness. I had to take a walk when I finished it just to get my mind right. This book is definitely a 5 star as I cannot stop thinking about it! This is a must read!