I was really surprised with how much I loved this book. I expected a bit more of a sweeping epic between the cover and the hype I came across on books and media blogs. It turned out to be a much smaller story but the characters are so fleshed out that it was still a full book. The mixed media of pictures and prose without being a standard illustrated book are very well done. They really flesh out tiny moments with a flicker of emotion or urgency. Don't pick this up expecting to get the latest YA opus but still pick it up. I read it in two short spurts over two days it was time very well spent.