03-15-2012 02:36 PM
03-15-2012 09:35 PM
I am truly grateful for the way the story reflected on the past and shared the history of the friendship between the girls..A,ll of a sudden you saw why Jo and Sarah didn't freak out over Kate's mini departure from reality. I loved the back histiry on the Sarah/Sam/Colin relationships. Colin,in Sam's viewpoint was an interloer from the beginning. Then the back stkry on Jo broke my heart. I suddenly understood her...I mean relly understood her. Ialso understood why she got Gracie. Jo needed Gracie as much asGracie needed her. I think the way it was put was Gracie was teaching Jo to love and trust again. That was a part of her that had shut down and been locked away since she was 12. Even before then, Jo had to raise herself. Her mother was overwhelmed with just earning enough for them to survive.
A really good book is much like an artichoke. As you peel back each page of the of the book, you get closer and closer to the succulent heart of the story.