I think this story made me aware of the gap between childhood and maturity and the importance of the imagination. So often we forget as adults the transition between childhood and adulthood, and I think, through the development of Jesse's maturity, we can see how the author writes very poignantly of this transition.
I love this story...such imagery and visions. Science fiction is always fun for the different qualities, new worlds, creatures, and the fantastic journey of imagination. I loved all the creatures in the book, and I enjoyed very much the colorful world these two children created together. Of course, her death was tragic and made me cry; that is the sign of a great book! It evokes a myriad of emotions and leaves you wanting more.
Nothing...because i was crying.
No but seriously, the book made me see what great things can come from friendship and a little imagination, it made me see how painful it can be to loose a friend. It made me realize that what is fun and what is adventurous can become harmful, but it also taught me to never give up, to learn to explore your imagination to the best of your ability and to enjoy life while it lasts.