I LOVE this series! This particular book was one of my favorites. It totally appealed to the super crunchy mom in me. Even so, it had me crying more than once. I love to read books in this series whenever I have read way too much "heavy" stuff. The books aren't about death or fighting or super intense mysteries. What they are about is love, family, and friends. This book was about a favorite character of mine and his evolution. Like I said, it was a tearjerker, but a worthwile read. They all are!