When I started reading the book I could not leave it. It is a very good story with a wonderful description of the characters and the feelings involved. I know is the first novel of Denise Gelberg but I am already waiting for the next. I recognized in the book many things connected with my own youth (the grandmother, for example), and with real problems of many people I know. The most valuable fact, for me, is that you can forget is a novel and you find yourself living the situations.