The book came on time and in perfect condition. The writing itself is very simple and comfortable. This is my first book from the author and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It made me emotional - funny at times and my eyes were moist at times. The story is about a teenage boy who's trying find out what he wants to do in his life and try to understand how the world works and loss he has endured. It's set in new Mexico and has homosexual notes to it. It deals about the family , loss and mainly father-son relationship and friendship. The most surprising thing about this book I felt was, the protagonist and his girl bestfriend, remain friends eventually becoming brother and sister. The usual book troupe of the protagonist falling on love with his bestfriend is not there and that was interesting to read as the protagonist has both a girl and boy as his bestfriend. It's a very nice read and totally recommend it.