This book really caught my attention. Grace is a believable teenage girl, who is struggling to make sense of the big questions in her life. And they really are challenging- she is dealing with her dad who left, a rocky relationship with her mother, and a special patient she works with asks her to help him end his life. I love the repertoire between Mr Sands and Grace- it is awesome, and reminds me why I just love old people sometimes. It forced me to think about what I would do in Grace's position and what I would want if I were in Mr Sands' position with a degenerative illness. The romance is this book is simple and cute. It buds from best friends to a sweet relationship. But it is not a prominent feature, and sometimes that is refreshing.