I’m not going to lie. This was a difficult book to read. It was not difficult because of poor writing – in fact, this book was extremely well written and the author is a magnificent story-teller. The subject matter is what I found difficult - but life is difficult and doesn't always go according to plan – so I continued reading. I am glad that I did, because a funny thing happened as I continued on the journey with Peter Cameron and his quest to plant a tree. I became thoroughly engrossed in the story – turning each page to find out more and praying for a happy ending or at least a less tragic one. Mr. Campbell managed to yank me out of comfort zone and place me firmly in his story and I found myself enjoying the experience. This book will make you think about life and everything in between, and after the last page is read, you might just appreciate the small things in life and realize that maybe stopping to smell the roses every once in a while might not be such a bad idea.
This book will not be for everyone, but it is one that I recommend that everyone read. Once you start, I promise you that you will not be able to put it down.