Dreamer, Wisher, Liar
This is a gentle tale of gratitude in the face of disappointment, and a great lesson in thinking about others. Ash is never mean to Claire, but comes to understand how much Claire needs her very slowly. The magical realism is a nice touch, and something for which more and more readers are asking. Even though Claire's mother and father are gone, Ash's parents are both very much present and supportive. The girl's involvement in the community is a nice tough, as is Ash's struggle with prosopagnosia (inability to recognize faces).