Interesting themes for thought or discussion without being depressing.
Some of the details are 45 years old, but it still feels like a story that could have happened. I'd like to know Claudia and Jamie as friends.
Almost all the characters feel a loss about something or someone, but it is a positive book. It is a very good book.
Fun to compare the different versions. Has classroom activity suggestions that are fun to think about.
Beautiful pictures - a classic story - perfect for reading with a young person in your lap.