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LeAnne: GeezerMom
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Stacy Buturlia I thought it was his mother, offering a glimpse of an afterlife
Deanne Earlier, David said he wondered if he would ever have a premonition dream about his own death. I think the young woman at the story's conclusion is meant to show him how he will meet/experience death, not needing to be rescued, but rather gracefully met.
Aaron Milavec
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Mrs C R Edge I found this to be a beautifully written book about a very sensitive human being. The end to me saw David looking into his own future death and a meeting with his Mother, returning to his childhood when the first of his vivid dreams took place.
Repons This question was also running around my mind when I finished the book. I thought it was Naaliyah finding David's dead body; also thought it was Sandy in afterlife, as a forgiveness to David. But I think the true meaning it's that it was his mother, the only person who supported him and understood him. Whatever it is the ending meaning I think it's a beatiful story, with beautiful characters and descriptions.
Rae Neill
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Joanne It was Sandy, forgiving him
Rachael
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Diane
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Pamela Perhaps the small person he saw (smaller than Naaliyah) is his grandson. In some ways, Christopher exhibits many of his grandfather's traits - quiet, soothing presence, curious, persistent. Maybe now David can take some comfort in his visions, finding them more reassuring.
Anna
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Dennis A.
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Karin Lippert
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Amber I wish I knew! Is it naaliya's daughter? with whom?
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