I loved the present story that was told. I loved the characters and some of the lines were beaitiful, heartbreaking, and poetic. But there was SO MANY jumps to the past and none of them were separated clearly. It was really off-putting. Then the whole book was from thr POV of two best friends who were separated by war. But we never got their reunion! Just the "I'm going to see this one" at the end. Bleh.