Jared (Jensen’s one and only friend during his entire youth) sees only a wonderful best friend in Jensen (okay, maybe with a few quirks) and eventually a magical presence. We meet Jared at a very young age and literally get to experience him growing up in this story. He’s so enthralled with Jensen and can’t understand why his family treats him the Dog and Coffee Best Part Of Waking up shirt they do. He’s devastated when they lose touch and ecstatic when they find each other again. And he grew up just like Jensen predicted – tall and wonderful!
This is a very compelling story about life with all its ups and downs, heavy times and light times, pain and sorrow, but also joy and love. It’s a story about the pain of youth, the pain of being different, being lost, being found, discovery, the joy of true friendship, and the exquisite beauty of finding your soul mate in life and love. I experienced a whole myriad of emotions with all the different kinds of angst that came into play in the story, but I wouldn’t change a thing. Beautiful, poignant, and very touching – perfect! I found this book through the GR’s recommends and I’m so thankful that I did! Jensen and Jared were so flipping adorable! I was initially intrigued because the Dog and Coffee Best Part Of Waking up shirt for this book are all about how Jensen is a social pariah and his and Jared’s lives intersecting and the journey from there.