So I went into this with trepidation because of all the warnings I'd received. I'll admit that I didn't love Sam, especially in the beginning, but I didn't hate her, either. The whole process went on a little longer than I thought was necessary, and several times I wish she would have ended the book after one of the days. Alas, she didn't and the ending was so, so bittersweet, it left an ache in my stomach that I don't expect to go away any time soon. Also, I have to give a little shout out to Kent who basically got me through the book. I've kidnapped him and am now carrying him around in my pocket.