5 out of 5 Trees:
Wow. What a book. I really don’t even know what to say at this point.
Patrick Ness is a master. He took a concept from the late Siobhan Dowd and turned it into something absolutely magical and completely heartbreaking. I can only imagine how proud Dowd is of the stunning job Ness did with her idea.
When I saw how short this story was (about 200 pages) I was a little skeptical of how big of an impact something that short could have. Boy was I mistaken. In 200 pages, Ness weaves a story that gets into all the little cracks of your heart and leaves you feeling completely wrecked and utterly fulfilled at the same time. This is a book I will never forget.
Its hard to recommend a book that leaves you so completely heartbroken, with rivers of tears streaming down your cheeks as you read the last words. But I am. I absolutely am. This is a must read for everyone. Well done Patrick Ness. Well. Done.