When I read this book six months ago, it left me feeling shook to the core. Such a beautiful yet heartbreaking story about friendship and unconditional love and trauma. I still think about the characters from the book sometimes—and by sometimes I mean every night whenever I go to bed. Never have I had a book affect me so much! And in case it wasn't clear, this is possibly the best book I have ever read. I just love the way the author plays with words—making the book fairytale-like while somehow also making the characters so alive to the point that they feel like your dear friends. Come holiday, maybe I will reread it for the second time. I've been thinking about doing it for a while actually—the pain is worth it and like I said they feel like friends that I know and I miss them. Thank you @hanyayanagihara for this masterpiece.