As readers, we get very involved in our stories. These are not just characters. They are little pieces of ourselves that we invest into every story. Each story changes a bit about us. After finishing a really great book, we emerge from our reading cocoon with a bit of a different world view. Every story weaves it's way into our psych.
This book embodied the wonder of space and yet inspired a connectedness to the cosmos that all of us should feel. After all, we are all made of star dust. "The Truth Beyond the Sky" is aptly named. Aren't we all searching for the truth of what's out there? Whether it be a personal truth or a truth of origin?