This book was so very good! It was written in a way that was easy to read but also informative and keeps you wanting to read chapter after chapter. In the parts where they were in the heart room it was described so amazingly that I could picture things that were taking place but not be grossed out. It was so interesting to read those things and it made me think about how amazing surgery on the heart is. This story is about Gene and his path in life. Starts out as him in high school painting trees and falling in love with Patty, his family life, a death, it continues to take you on a journey. Gene and Patty's relationship blossoms and then sputters. Gene's father worked on the heart team and Gene was accepted to shadow Dr Harrington during the summer. Working with the heart team he learns about himself his dad his family and so much more. This was an exceptional story!