I loved that a strong minded little girl saw beauty in a chubby shy little boy and how that transponder over time. Also a lesson to us to rethink some of our own actions and values. You'll need a tissues or three towards the end.
This is one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read and will stay with me forever. It's very moving and poignant and spiritual. It's well written and structured between the now and then time periods and it's told from the points of views of all the main characters. Elliot, Lisa's bestfriend from high school, comes to help her family get their lives back in order before he passes away. I will definitely be reading all stories written by this author.