This book was a great read. It was slow, but it was something worth reading. Miguel was a great character. I loved the way Matt De La Pena wrote this book. IN the view of a juvenille deliquent. I was sad that I didn't get to know what Miguel did to get into the group home in the first place; until the very end of the book. I loved that after Miguel and Randell went back to the group home after they escaped and went on a journey.