Little Joe became an orphan in an instant. His grandparents were nearby and so he went to live with. This is his story of life completely different from the one he led before.
The book was well written and in the beginning the tragedy drew me into the story. Unfortunately, it really did not do much for me. It was well written and a good story; however, I kept waiting for something to happen. There were small incidents along the way but no real climax to the story. The grandparents were a bit surreal. Little Joe received punishment for bad behavior but not in a realistic fashion for the period in which the story takes place. It just felt like someone telling a brief story about their past but there wasn’t really anything interesting.
I just felt it was kind of … flat.