Let this book take you by the hand - don't resist or berate it for being something different . Keep an open mind and a generous heart and you will be rewarded. I found it hugely moving yet joyful, even though sad things happen. Inventive, strange - and both stories resonated in unexpected ways. A special mention must go to teenage George - bereaved but coping with enormous maturity. Her voice rang so true as did her relationship with her mum.