This book is full of WIN. The 14-year-old narrator has a way of grabbing your heart from his first words. I found myself (as someone else said), laughing out loud when my heart was breaking. This kid had so many reasons to give in to the despair that ravaged his Spokane Indian reservation, but instead he keeps fighting with the help of some friends, his smarts, and his cartoons. This is a story of hope, and I recommend it for EVERYONE.