You may have a slow start, but will fall in love with this story. It is about a middle school student struggling to find himself. The main character, Holling, is so appealing and has an endearing relationship with his teacher and mentor, Mrs. Baker. Holling’s parents aren’t super attentive, although maybe that was the norm for that time period: during the Vietnam War. Holling’s adventures will keep you on the edge of your seat and keep you coming back for more. Whether you are a boy or a girl, in middle school or high school, you will love this story. The audiobook of this story is nicely done, if you enjoy a good listen.