Everyone is raving about this book. It is suppose to stay in your heart, make you cry. It is suppose to break you
So obviously me and my oversensitive personality (that could even cry over an dr. Phil episode) had high expectations.
For a short book like this, it deals with a lot of heavy topics: bullying, cancer, divorced parents, and a dying mother. It tries too hard
to wring those tears.
I feel like the book is written for a younger audience (teens or pre-teens) by the writingstyle, but wonder if it would be too intense to deal with when you're that young?
I liked the stories of the tree though. They were thought provoking, and really wise.
The illustrations were made by the same man who illustrated Harry Potter. They really gave a new dimension to this book.
Overall, I liked it, but it didn't live up to my expectations.