This book was a little uneven for me. I liked some of the stories, but others just irritated me. The ones that bugged me involved characters that did things like expecting the people in their lives to be mind-readers. If you want something or if you have a problem, you have to talk to people, you can't just act pathetic and wait for them to figure it out.The good stories really got to the heart of things and described the complexities of loss and love in moving ways. So overall, it's worth reading - not all of the stories are winners, but there's enough good to keep you interested.