This is a book written for the 10-year-old that resides inside all adults. This book satisfies like a cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night: smooth, creamy, and safe. The story leads the reader from the safe arms of a family to normal adulthood without being schmaltzy.
On another level, this book explores family relationships, motives, pride, anger, love, hate, and religion — quite an accomplishment for one book, but Enger manages it with ease.
Rated: None. I don’t remember one bad word in the book. There is no sex. The violence is very mild. I recommend this book for any serious reader above the age of 12. It would be a great book for a family to read and discuss.