This book has stayed with me well after reading it. I couldn't put it down. It drew me in and I was rooting for Wendy, Josh and little Louie the whole time.
Excellent, thought-provoking book. The author brings you into the story to a point where you can empathize with all the characters, warts and all. This book is one that will not be forgotten easily.
A book where you can really empathize with the lead character. Events take her through the stages of grief from denial and anger to remorse and finally acceptance. You can see her growing along the way and the characters placed in the book to help her are just as interesting as she is. Great read!
One of the best books dealing with 9/11. Listed as one of the top ten best books for young adults, but written for everyone. A very moving story dealt with realistically.
Most excellent book, told by a teen girl after she lost her mother on 9/11. Very sad but very hopefull at the same time.
I loved this story, it truly resonated with me. Great book.
I read this book when it came out in 2004, and it was one of the top reads for me that year... and I still remember some of the lines from it. I'm a grief and trauma resolution therapist so I can't stand reading books about loss that just don't ring true. This one rings, sings and VIBRATES true! Excellent read!
loved it! very moving. story of healing and forgiveness.
EXCELLENT book. Maynard captures the voice of a heartbroken and confused 13/14 year very well - it was hard believing this was NOT a true account!