wow...this book is a definite read! it is a slim book, but each page packs apunch - T. R. Pearson writes with such great wit, I was laughing most of the pages, re-reading the sentences just to laugh again. the plot is fairly simple - it is from the POV of cousins, so it is 2 different stories that parralel each other (those of you looking for plot page turners, this might be a bit slow) BUT for those of you looking for great writing and a good laugh, this is a must read. I will want a hardcover version in my bookshelf! definitely a keeper!