** spoiler alert ** Oh the end was so very sad, just like Watership Down, hence it made me cry. That Chris should have to die so Bart could become human is so wrong! Why did Joel go away once Chris was gone? Did he feel like his job was done? Horrible horrible. And yet it was as 'happy' an ending as it could be considering all that had happened. I think I might read something else before starting Garden of Shadows...I need a bit of a break from the monsters!