3.5Wasn't nearly as good as I was expecting, given the hype. I think it had the potential to tear me apart, but for whatever reason, I felt detached for much of the story. I mean it was sad. But we're looking at things from a distance, out of body as Mia is, and it all just felt so far away. The memories were endearing, beautiful, and painful...but they still felt ...far away. I also can't stand cliffhangers & I'm not looking forward to Where She Went if its blurb is accurate.Something was missing. Maybe it was the layout, the fact that I never felt like I was reading a story but rather an essay by someone who had an out of body experience, mangled with memories from their past. I felt like it lacked structure as a novel and it just didn't grab me.I definitely think it was worth the read, and I would recommend people give it a shot. I wouldn't rave over it, but it did make me think about life, death, love, and loss.