I avoided reading this for quite some time, despite people’s continued recommendations. I expected it to be cute, maybe a bit quirky, but otherwise just average. I didn’t want to read average, so I didn’t bother.
That was dumb. This is indeed cute, quirky, and heartwarming. It also explores the darker sides of loss and how getting by is not always enough, not forever. Coping is important, but healing and growing can be better.
The way the characters are appreciated for who they, even though who they are is not standard, is really beautiful.