by Chris Lynch
I liked this book. It's not something I would ever have picked up without a recommendation, but I ended up liking it well enough. It's very raw and real. It's short and easy to read. It deals well with grief and heroism and how it feels when you realize that your parents are not the infallible heroes that you may want them to stay forever.
I think this would be a great book to recommend to a high school boy that doesn't really want to have to put a lot of effort into reading, but you know could benefit from a really well done book. Not that it is only a book for boys, but I could see a reluctant reader having to admit that he actually thought this book "was okay..."
Full disclosure: Checked out from my library