Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Review: I think this book is really good. This story shows loss in many different ways throughout, mostly in Caitlin dealing with the loss of Ingrid. I loved the way the story progressed and the way that dealing with loss slowly transformed into hope for the future. I also liked Ingrid's journal entries which were in the form of letters to people she knew when she was living. Her letters exposed the constant sadness she felt when she was alive and I thought they really let the reader understand how Ingrid was feeling before she decided to take her life and i thought that added a lot of depth and emotion to the story.
However, a story like this can't be fully appreciated unless the characters are fully developed and relate able, and the characters in this book definitely were. Caitlin was a really interesting protagonist and she was constantly surprising me with the things she did while trying to overcome her sadness. I also really liked the other characters as well. Dylan, Taylor, Maddy, Ms. Delani, I just loved them all and loved the fact that they were each able to help Caitlin move past Ingrid's death in their own unique way though some of them were barely dealing with it themselves. I really liked this book and this story is one that will stick with me for a while.