I listened to this audio book, which I confess I picked up because it sounded like another
"Part Time Indian." It was a bit of a hard listen at first, partially because of the bleak tone of voice of the author/reader, and partly because of the initial description of Lewis' life of deprivation at home and bullying at school. All the same, I am glad I stayed with it. Things definitely pick up as the book moves on and Lewis makes an unlikely friend in George, an Air Force kid. By the end I was cheering for both boys and wishing I could know how their lives continued to unfold after the very touching ending. Recommended as YA, but I think anybody who is interested in reservation life and coming of age stories will find this book a rewarding read. I know it's one story I will remember.