I bawled my eyes out for sure, but this was one of the most inspiring, uplifting stories I've ever read! I plowed through it and could hardly put it down. It kind of reminded me of a Wally Lamb book. Not much can be said about the book without letting plot secrets out. Suffice it to say, the overriding theme is unconditional love and the strength of family. In the midst of tragedy though, there is joy and triumph.