I enjoyed this book. At first you can't understand how they could have mixed up the identities, but as you read on it does become obvious that it could happen. One gets so involved with the feelings of both the families, and my heart went out to them. I hope they're all doing o.k.
I have heard one of the couples who authored this book tell their real life story. The book is written just like they tell it. It is life in motion, sadness, humor, unbelief, but always faith in each other and in God. It is a road well traveled because through it all, they are a bonded family. It comes through clearly in the penned words from all perspectives.
This book was heartwarming, the families went through trials that we would never want to go through. The love for each others families were remarkable when the true identity came out. I would urge others to read it.
I bought this book for my teenage daughter after having seen the Dateline coverage of the event. She read the book in a weekend and shared it with her English class and sister. It really seemed to reach her in a way only a story about others her age could do. She seems really moved to help others after reading the story and having a reawakening about our own mortality and what to do with the time she has been given.