I LOVED this book!!!!! The illustrations were amazing and the story was well written. I hardly put the book down (much to my teachers' dismay) and read it in half a day. I was wondering throughout the book how the stories were going to intertwine, but I never would have guessed about Rose and Ben's relationship. I loved how Jamie and Ben's friendship grew throughout the story and how Jamie was included at the end. I think this book has little to no chance of winning the Newbery, though, because it wouldn't work without the pictures.