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Us Paperback – June 1, 2011
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I have lost both of my parents in the last 5 years...in circumstances almost identical to this one...so I spent absolutely every minute with this book weeping profusely. Every page brought profound sadness. I am not one to normally be so vulnerable. I have no choice but to give the book 5 stars. It is indeed a little masterpiece. But it evoked such severe pain that I felt like I had removed my hand from being stuck in a car door when I finished.
This a a short, but extremely powerful book. Although I think it is wonderful,and perhaps should be required reading for young people and those in the caregiving profession...I must warn readers to be prepared to be devestated.
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Very disappointing. Poor character development. Limited story arch.Published 5 months ago by Strategic Communicator
Overly simple, sweet and purposely naive. It's a sad teddy bear.Published 6 months ago by B. Meisner