What an excellent read!I couldn't put it down. I was just going to read a few chapters before bed last night and I ended up finishing it at 1am. This book addresses so many different issues. It goes over: the Vietnam War, depression, suicide, teen sex, pill popping, POW/MIA, family problems and more. The main character, a 15 year old named Lucky, is instantly relate-able and likable and you could envision being friends with him. His journey to come to terms with his crazy family (he refers to his mother as a squid and his father, a turtle) and his tormentor, Nader, is enlightening and entertaining. A must read for all!
I read this book for the SLIS YA Readers Advisory Book Club.