I loved this book so much and meant to do a review but got rather wrapped up in my own recent releases. My bad.
But my problem is now solved because the Book Utopia review site said everything I would have only better. (Except I thought the ending was just fine, thank you.)
"It’s a heartwarming, endearing read, reminiscent of innocence long gone, and sets the bar high for others in its genre. Correction. In any genre."
I've never seen them give such a high score to anyone before: 45 out of 50! Congratulations, Mara.
Now... if you were thinking of writing a series, it's Theo's story I want next.