This book will have you pondering your own life by the time you are finished, but in a good way. the story is about life, love, death, grief, and "why", and you really have to read the book to understand why i used that word to discribe the book. it is beautifully written, a smooth read but deep with feeling and thoughts. I very much enjoyed this read. It's not a fluffy, airy book. It is a stick to your ribs and stick in your mund read.