One of my favorite book genres is what I call "people stories" -- the kind that reach into your heart, touch you and leave an imprint -- and this is certainly one of them. From the very first chapter, the reader is drawn in and made to feel the intensity and gamut of emotions of the characters. It explores and examines the motivations of the parties concerned, and plumbs the depths of hard questions asked. It is because of these qualities, which make the issue of adoption real for the reader and also give voice to adoptees, that I would also categorize this book as 'life changing fiction'. A 5-star read!