|(Can't believe I found a picture with Billy Elliot on the marquee!)|
I just read it again, it's still great.
This time I skipped all the bits about the ex-girlfriend, but read the ending several times over. In fact, I just purchased a handy dandy book light for a steal - 99 cents at Goodwill - and the batteries died just before the theater scene. But damn if I was giving up before the end (sure I could have read in another room, but without blankets or a comfy chair, even - please!) I found 2 AA batteries after searching 2 rooms and fumbling with remote controls in the dark...and sigh, full on heart string tugging.
Oh, and did I mention the protagonist's name is Lincoln - and this book is set in Omaha, Nebraska? I read it after Lincoln Nebraska came to live with us, but really, could there be a more perfect favorite book for 2011?