The last few books I read have been slightly disappointing. So, I went into this one with mixed feelings. Those feelings were quickly sorted into complete love for something so simple and brilliant. Pieces of Me is a dark book, that deals with actual problems. I've never dealt with homelessness, nor have I seen it up close and personal. This unconditional love that Maddie has for the boys, even Q, is so heart warming that I couldn't help myself from crying most of the time while I was reading. She gives up everything for the kids, even putting herself last just to make sure they were taken care of. Pieces of Me is a great book, and I'm so glad I got the chance to read it.