5.0 out of 5 stars
An adventurous journey, Dec 2 2006
Walls writes like she lived. This book has such rich emotion in every page; you will re-read parts to get that emotion again.
You are told of the everyday events that turn out to be exciting adventures through the eyes of a child. She is the coolest child - curious, witty, bright, and strong willed. The early years are filled with nostalgia. You almost protest when she grows up and looses some of that innocent, giddy outlook.
As she grows older the more sombre issues come in as she begins to understand them. The kids stick together like glue and they become focused on the singular goal that is their dream. I love their relationships and how they fight for each other.
Another similar theme of the free-running childhood days of innocence can be found in the Road to Nab End by William Woodruff.
One of the funniest, saddest, exciting, and real books I've read in a while.