I loved this book. It restored my faith that there can be science fiction that is not just about guns, explosions, and spaceships. The relationships between the characters were the focus for me, and these were beautiful and I really enjoyed the narrative. I actually read this book first, and then went back to read Becky's 'A LongWay to a Small Angry Planet'. That was also very good, but this one just edges it out as my favourite of the two.