This book was beautiful. It was so real and honest and sad. It was also a very unique story, something I haven't ever heard before. The characters were so tragic. Especially Jonah...and I have a thing for tragic characters. I really liked Bea too. She marched to the beat of her own drum and didn't really care about what other people thought. There were so many eccentric, lovable characters in this book who were neither all bad nor all good, just lots of shades of gray. But for all its wackiness, there was also an underlying seriousness that made this book so much like real life. The writing was gorgeous. I highly recommend this to everyone.