I bought this book for my 15 year old daughter to read. My wife picked it up, glanced at it for a moment, and was hooked. Afterwards, I read it. We both agreed it was an awesome book. I couldn't wait to finish one chapter and start on the next. Reading this book brought me back to leaving Cleveland, OH for New Orleans LA as a child. I could easily relate to Cairo, his father, and the family. Also, I enjoyed the discussion questions at the end of the book. Finally, my daughter will get the chance to read it. Waiting for part two !!
This is a great book! I am going to pass it along for my teenager to read as well. This book has something in it for parents to learn as well as for their children. The author did a great job with developing the characters and making you connect with them. I found myself thinking about the book even when I wasn't reading it! If you're looking for an interesting, yet clean and heart warming book that is safe for the whole family to read, this is it!