This was a sad book. No doubt about it. I felt it was a true portrayal of the way this teenage girl might have felt, what she might have been thinking after the terrible death of her best friend. This boy was not only her best friend but the one she imagined spending her life with. How she came to terms with this loss, the road this girl had to travel in the year or so after his disappearance, it was a very heartfelt journey to take with her. That's what this book made me feel, like I was along for the ride.