Even though this book was slow and didn't really have a big plot, I liked. It was depressing yet it still had moments in which I would catch my self smiling. Sebby is a nine year old who loses his mother and has to deal with an isolated dad and detached older siblings. I found it hard to make a connection with Sebby because I never dealt with something so tragic when I was nine. I couldn't relate with the book but I was still interested in how the book would end up.
It didn't really end on a happy note and that's understanding, Sebby isn't going to be happy for a long time. Once he's a bit older I think he'll be able to understand everything much better and he'll be able to get on with his life.