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.