This book is GENIUS. It's an epistolary novel, meaning it's written as a series of letters. It's set in Nollop, a town that literally worships Nevin Nollop, who coined the panagram sentence "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog". Nollop has a statue with the sentence inscribed on it, but one day the letter Z falls off the structure. The town votes to abolish the letter Z, making any use of it a crime. One by one, each letter falls, making it more difficult to write and speak. This book is fun AND disturbing. How many books can you say that about?!