I didn't like this book. Mostly because the main character is so bloody unappealing. I don't care if the boy is tall or wise beyond his years, he's still a fuckin boy. And she is so amazingly emotionally stunted it's not even funny.
So there's this librarian in a small town who's only claim to fame is a boy who wouldn't stop growing up. Librarian is a typical old maid. Chilly and unable to form close relationships. She is fascinated by a boy who is afflicted with gigantism and soon becomes close to him and his family. The book tells the story of their sort of courtship and the short life of a very tall boy.
Now why did I not like this book? As I said, it was mostly because of my distaste for the main character, the librarian. It's actually not so much that she first met the boy when he was just a child, I mean the age disparity is really not that big. It's more that she does not really have any reasons for her melancholy. I think this is my failing, but I get very irritated by characters that can have, or do have, everything but is still so... sad.
I wanted to know more about the boy, but he was never really fleshed out but was more the librarian's ideal of him. So, no I didn't like it very much.