Ok, to everyone who told me (indirectly, via glowing reviews) to read this, YOU WERE ALL KINDS OF RIGHT! And to everyone who hasn’t yet, what’s the matter with you? Read it!
And these are my absolutely favorite kinds, the ones that rip along all light and endearing and suddenly, oh, I could cry. No brainless fluff this, there is some Seriously Sad Shit that goes down. And the Sad Shit is necessary to make all the brightness brighter, and I wouldn’t change it if I could.