Lou Arrendale is one of those characters with whom a reader can fall in love. Moon depicts Lou with an amazing depth insight and with such care that it was easy to become engaged with Lou and with the choices that he had before him. Lou is someone who I will never forget and who broadened my perspective on humanity and human interactions. I found the ending bittersweet, and when I thought about what the alternative ending might have been it would have been equally bittersweet. Moon shows us the difficult balance of choice where something will be lost in order for something else to be gained.