8/10 - Beautiful story that flowed really well. I absolutely loved the character Swede, but aside from Swede and Reuben, I didn't feel like I got to know the characters as well as I really wanted to. They were all such great characters. The ending was good, but I felt like he could have done so much more with it. There was such potential to make it really meaningful and moral, but the author ended up taking it into a somewhat bizarre direction. Don't get me wrong, it was a good ending, I just thought it could have been more. Overall I liked the book, but many people had compared it to Plainsong, which I absolutely loved and I didn't think it quite measured up to that book and it's sequel.