I have had this book sitting by the bed for a long time. It's one of those books that looks good but something else always looks just a wee bit better.
A five year old boy is left by his mother with a 25 year old neighbour they barely know. At least, that's the simple bit. Written in short chapters from different character's perspectives, this tells the complex and tragic story of how they all got to be where they are. And the little boy teaches all the adults a thing or two about love.
This is really a very simple little story about unconditional love. And how badly adults are at it. I like this book. It was quick and easy to read and I couldn't put it down once I started. I loved all the characters although I''m not sure how believable the story was. Somehow I don't think that was the point.