Wow.*end review* - Just kidding.Trying to find the right way to describe my feelings about this book is proving to be difficult. I loved yet hated it. It was depressing, but at the same time didn't make me sad.There is no way to get around it - this book is a downer. Even the hint of hope didn't really make me feel hopeful. Yet, I found myself really liking the book. I only had one minor complaint and it has to do with Mary's selfish attitude. It really was all about her hopes and dreams, screw anyone else's.This may very well be the least descriptive review that I've managed to type in quite some time. How do you sell a book to others in which nothing good happens? All I can say is that I found Mary's journey to be worth my time. Not once was I bored reading this book. That's good enough for me.