This is a really sad book. For real, but really good. I started reading it in Ms. Nichols' class (not my favorite class AT ALL) "You can say that again", and I got hooked. It puts a different perspective on people's lives way on the other side of the world. My other favorite book is Matilda, but that's 3rd grade level. Roald Dahl was a genius. Anyways, I recommend this to anyone who loves to read, like moi. Good book to have under your belt.