Francisco X. Stork
At first glance, this book was not promising. Yet how wrong could we be! In fact, it turned out to be one the most interesting books we have read in a while. Perhaps it was our low expectations, or the fact that we had no idea where the story could take us, but we found this a gripping and compelling novel, and one that we would recommend.
Following Pancho, recently orphaned and dealing as well with the death of his Sister, as he moves into St. Anthony’s, a home for boys, and meets D.Q., a terminally ill boy dealing with cancer. Pancho is consumed with revenge for his sister’s killer, and D.Q. is consumed with a desire to live. The connection between the two boys is evident, and the development of the characters in this book I interesting and involving – you care about them, and want to know more.
The twists and turns of this book are what make it so riveting - as the tale continues, you find out more and more about each of the characters and really get to grips with their respective lives and situations. This is a book we would definitely recommend - it is unusual and a real page turner.