I just finished reading The Five over the weekend. I'm not ashamed to say that there were tears in my eyes as I did so.
I really loved this book. Anyone who has ever felt like a song was actually written for them or is speaking to them personally would like this book.
I am not going to get into the plot line as everyone else already has. Suffice it to say that by the 3rd or 4th chapter I was completely engaged with these well developed characters and I truly cared about what would happen to them. To me, that is the sign of a great writer. The characters also grew and developed throughout the entire book-a few of them were completely different people by the end. No cardboard characters here.
As with "Swan Song" these characters will be with me for a long time and "they will be heard". My highest recommendation!