Helpful Score: 4
As I read this book, I did not see it as two stories intertwined but rather one story that continued to progress. I won't give a synopsis of the story itself - it can be found in plenty of places. My impression of this book is that it was overall an uplifting story about the strength of human determination and most of all, compassion. The writing was engaging and the characters so well developed that it made you feel as if you knew them personally. Highly recommend this read!