A fun read with a diverse group of characters. There were some aspects that seemed really unbelievable (would they really cuff a thirteen year old and shove him in the back of a police car for pulling a fire alarm? Not sure about that one...), but ultimately the message of staying true to yourself, your family, and your friends is a powerful one. There was one scene that actually made me tear up, which is hard to do. Overall, worth the read.