Upon beginning this story I felt is was very cheesy and goofy with a Wizard of Oz meets Alice in Wonderland vibe. But as the story progressed, it became so much more. Not a children’s book, but one for the millenials that still have the kid in them, this novel is littered with pop culture references and deals with political issues as well, taking shot after shot at the far right.
The book progresses nicely in seriousness, showing the boy grow and mature emotionally through the way he deals with the motley assortment of characters. It has you falling in love with his friends as he does and by the end of the book the emotions are almost unbearable.
To save I love this book is an understatement. I was gifted this book for an honest review and I have no problem singing its praises. I normally do not reread books but I will buy this book and read it again without a doubt.