See my video review here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd52bU07_OUThe book started off a bit weak. The way the story is written in the beginning of the book isn't of much quality. The characters were annoying until they grew up.At the end of part one/the beginning of part two to story really took off and it seemed to me that the author started to enjoy writing her story more. The characters started to develop a lot. This book gave me many new insights on the situation in Israel and its people. This books is not only a great story of a Palestinian boy with a great gift, but also a story of war time and the consequences it has.