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This is one of the rare cases where the film is as good, and even perhaps a touch better, than the book [although it's difficult to judge fairly when the film's performances are so strong]. Simply, it's an account of a family shattered by tragedy, focusing on the surviving son's struggles to climb out of his own guilt-induced depression. His parents, who have lost one son and almost lost the other, are trying to cope in their own ways - but the strain is revealing weak points in their relationships that might never have surfaced otherwise... It's painful and hopeful, both, and well worth reading [or watching!].
The TV Tropes page on the book and the film has some entertaining tidbits - but do beware of spoilers!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
*** Released for the 2018 Movie release challenge. ***