This book is so amazing! I was hooked after the first chapter, it was so interesting, but informative about our country's past. She is struggling to fit in at school, deal with her bossy sister, and her life. I am not a history guru, but this made me keep an open mind, because history can be great! It was extremely suspenseful. This book taught me about the Cuban Missile Crisis, and how spooky it would have been to live through it. I realized how bad some people have it, and it encouraged me to help others.