For the first quarter of this book I was skeptical. A shadow is not a thing. It can’t be lost. What sort of nonsense is this? I’m so glad I stuck with it. What an emotional ride! It’s hard to describe without giving too much away, so I’ll just say it’s very different from other “dystopian future” books that I’ve read. It even has aspects of magical realism, which is my favorite genre. Mainly it’s a love story, actually two love stories. It’s also a book about how we learn to communicate with each other and how we remember each other…or not. Wow, it’s apparently hard to classify a specific genre but I will admit I was crying by the end. I think this will probably turn out to be one of my favorite books of the year.

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