Although only a short book, this story touched my heart.
Marshall is a 12 year old boy, just starting middle school who suffers from asthma. However he has a great love for puzzles and hanging out at the local junk store. He hopes to find something amazing there to help him fit in at school however when the owners niece comes to stay he gets a true friend he can share his puzzles with. She is recovering from cancer and the two enjoy each others company throughout the book learning about how harsh life can be but how the little things can be so beautiful. However when their friendship is challenged meeting Iris also allows Marshall to put his family life together again.
This was a really beautiful story, with lovely characters and a very innocent view of life. It was a free kindle book that I am so glad I bought.