Maybe it came to me at the right point in my life. I don't know. But this book touched me really deeply, and I found myself in tears at several points.
The writing is lyrical and the chapters are short, so the story feels like a series of vignettes, small peeks into the lives of the characters. There's not really a cohesive plot beyond the main character and his best friends growing up and dealing with life. But the way it all comes together is beautiful. This is the story of three friends coming of age, finding love and family, dealing with tragedy, and hope. Whistling in the dark, to keep the darkness at bay.
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