"Original, hilarious, thought-provoking and wicked smart: not to be missed. (Historical fiction. 12 & up)"
Kevin Phifer, 13, a black seventh-grader in 1990s Richmond, Va., and hero of this sparkling debut, belongs in the front ranks of fiction's hormone-addled, angst-ridden adolescents, from Holden Caulfield to the teenage Harry Potter. Read full book review >