I felt I was there with the main character. It must have been terrifying to be alone and he figured out many ways to make it work. This really could have happened.
I liked it
Lots of action and excitement.
Overall, this book was pretty good. Tells the story of a young Italian boy who comes to America. Pretty reflective of the times and era, and has a good plot and ending. The only thing I have a issue with is that they say they Y word, and the Jewish kid does not even have a problem with his friends antisemitic remarks. Another thing is that when the kid has to pretend he is not Jewish and go to church, after he remarks that something his friend is saying is the truth, like what the gospels in church said. The rest of the story is great, but those two things left me wondering, I do hope that if you read this book that you understand this. Hope this helps.
This is a very interesting book. It is a little bit sad, but overall, I loved it! At first I didn't think that I would like it, but then I got it and read it, and I don't regret it. :D