first off, this book is terribly cliche. the way the characters fit together and the ending, omg! it's so sap-tastic it hurts. but i really loved how it was narrated. i liked knowing what was going on with everybody and always getting their two cents. this type of narration allowed me to really see everyone's feelings and emotions during this painful time. i felt really connected to them. i suppose the fact that i know what it's like to be torn between not wanting to say goodbye but not wanting to see someone carry on in pain is what made me really vulnerable to this book.