The author takes us through the terrible event and years that followed. We take part in the search for the arsonists and a truth that is too well hidden. We meet doctors and nurses that face unimaginable suffering every day and continue to help those that need them desperately. Mostly, we admire Shawn and Alvaro as they refuse to give up.
Ms. Fisher has a way of making the reader appreciate the good that surrounds us, even as we see the evil. All of the people that touch these young men's lives have amazing strength and share that strength with Shawn and Alvaro. I rarely opt to read a book that is so heart breaking, but the recommendations that I got piqued my interest. I am so glad that I took the chance, because this book was as heartwarming as it was heartbreaking.
Publisher - Little Brown and Company
Date of Publication - August 25, 2008