There’s no way I’ll ever do this book justice by trying to summarise my rambling thoughts on it. I couldn’t put it down. I was griped and so moved. Valente’s prose is beautiful beyond belief. I noticed many of the wonderful stylistic tricks she employed and was in awe. While reading I was thinking “I know what you are doing there and why … and it’s working!” and I rejoiced. Even now, weeks after I finished reading, I don’t seem to be able to put my thoughts in a form resembling coherence.It’s a wonderful book and I highly recommend it to everyone. Valente is a master of the English prose.