My dad once said to me, "You give a lot of books three stars." I do.
My coworker (who has the best taste) recommended this book to me telling me it would make me cry (I appreciated the warning so I didn't end up reading it on desk). It absolutely made me cry. It also gave me that feeling that the best children's books do, that twelve-year-old feeling that's both joyful and painful. After reading it I immediately wanted to reread all of Sharon Creech's best stuff (but didn't have time because of school and stuff).