M's Review: When you read this book you will probably think "This kid is crazy". Dan Gemeinhart gives a lot of good details and feeling to this book. My teacher read this book for a read-aloud in class and had a lot of people crying.... I think this is a good book for 4th grade and above. Mom's Take: This is a great story about friendship and the value of life in the face of illness. Readers 5th grade to adult will enjoy this book. It's a good book for opening up discussion about illness, death and choices that are made. Questions this book generated: Why did the author choose a girl to be the main character's best friend? What should Jessie have done? What would you do if you were Mark? What would you do if you were Jessie?