Good Reading Guide Review
Moving short novel for mature young readers;
perfect voice, succintly told, with unusual depth;
an edifying premise revealed only toward the end.
Told in a perfect voice for a nostalgic mood that entrances the reader from the outset, this impressive and moving short novel is like a collection of short stories about the same main character, each one told on the same day each year for seven years. Each chapter gives a clear picture of how the main character has developed, together with his family and friends.