I loved this book. It is hard to put into words all that is good here, but I consumed the book in one day, and I can't remember having done that since I read Doctor Doolittle
while home sick in high school (and that was many, many years ago.)
To be presented with a new version of life after death, from the perspective of a 15 (almost 16) year-old girl, and to have that version resonate is a tremendous feat by Ms. Zevin.
There are wonderful tales of love and forgiveness, mourning, and moving on, along with the basis for ghosts and spirits and the wonder image of rebirth as a river carrying swaddling babies.
But my favorite part has to be Liz's advocation of working with pets recently deceased. And of course Liz can speak canine so we get to hear stories of pets and their owners that are just funny and marvelous.
I became totally immersed in the story, and was so sad to come to the end. Thanks to Ms. Zevin for such a beautiful book, and I will remember this story for a long, long time.