I’m surprised that I liked this book so much as a 10 year-old. It’s a dense story about a black man from Detroit trying to move past his family’s hardship and pain. Something that I, as a white kid from the Bronx, can’t relate to. It’s written well enough that it could make a mark on a 10 year-old that couldn’t really comprehend all of the issues addressed. This book is well worth a look.
John Stewart is an interesting Lantern because he’s more cerebral than many of the other earth Lanterns (especially Guy Gardner)who fight their way through problems. John doesn’t. He holds a fair to bring unity and gives power rings to allow the residents to police themselves. He allows residents to try to convert other lifeforms to their religion because he supports freedom of religion. He’s more of a politician than a policeman.