Fantastic writing! Someone's previous comment mentioned your telling the story, not just in the events happening and in the responses each character gives, but in their feelings and emotions too. I loved your story.
Although mentioned in only 2 chapters, you did Kyle good. The emotion you left us, I personally started a possible eulogy reflecting on Kyle's gift of Joy to each person he met. I didn't really do one, I'm not a writer. Other minor characters you have, you make them 'flesh and blood'.
I wait for your next book.