This book was so beautifully written and illustrated. I honestly thought this would be a fairy tale when I first picked it up (I like to be surprised with the contents of the books I read, so sometimes I read as little about it as possible before reading it), but it actually turned out to be way better. It illustrates identity, understanding, and embracing one's self despite how the world views you (and the journey that it takes to get to that level of self acceptance). It does such a wonderful job of illustrating deep love. I'm really glad this was a Georgia Peach Book Award nominee title as I think the book heals and touches the soul.