Sharon Creech did a marvelous job getting the read to feel both the pain of loss and the warm fuzzy feelings. It is a book about people finding ways to communicate and relate with those around them and the world. The chapters are short and help build the story’s fast pace. It is beautifully written. The plot is well organized and the mystery surrounding Jacob keeps the story moving.
This is a great book about foster parenting, children, and how relationships both big and small can end up enriching our lives beyond our expectations. Sweet and Honest. It was a great read to warm my heart on a cold snowing evening.