Rated of 5
I was recommended this book by a friend. I rarely read fiction, choosing to allocate my precious reading time to biographies.
But I was drawn in by the back cover, opened the book and found myself in a different world - Susie's world. I found this book hauntingly beautiful, even now, writing about it I can feel the emotion bubbling up. Such a poignant subject and written with such love.
I felt considerable affection for Susie. I felt I could slip into her skin and feel her hurt and pain. This book brought tears to my eyes on three or four occasions. There were heart stopping moments too....
I did struggle however with one aspect, where Susie "visits" earth again somewhere near the end, but all in all this book affected me in a way no other book has done.
I'm 44, I've read a fair few books, but I think this is the one I shall remember more than any. Its an experience, pure and simple.