Someone on Goodreads suggested reading this novel without reading the book flap first. It was easy to take that advice since I purchased this one as an ebook. I resisted the temptation to look up the description, and therefore I had no idea what was coming. So I won't post a summary here for those of you who haven't read it. With that said, this is an excellent, sad, heartbreaking novel. She really captures you with her writing. I haven't tried any of her other books, but now I intend to. I'm sure that this one will stick in my mind for a long time. At the moment, it has me just sad...I need cupcakes....definitely chocolate cupcakes. (I'd give it a 5/5).