8! That is how many times my vision blurred with tears as I read this book.
I loved Bailey! His character is really what kept me sneaking in pages every chance I had.
I would recommend this book to my friends, with a few words of warning:
This is an extremely emotional book, be prepared for sad and depressing.
There are a few coincidences that try too hard to mimic other known tales.
This might have been done so the reader will think the similarities are almost like an epiphany.
It does get preachy. Scriptures are quoted and repeated throughout.
The end is not a surprise, it is expected from these characters.
But if none of the above bothers you, it really is a good story.