This is a really good book! I may be bias, because like the main character Franny, I grew up in Maryland. My father was in the Air Force. And I can..Show More » remember having complicated relationships with my friends. Because I love history, and history is so intertwined into this story. But it's more then that. It's a great story about a young girl who finds her faith in her family, and herself. I'm 49 years old, and I loved this book. I'm going to make sure I get a copy to my granddaughter. Kids of all ages will love "Countdown".
The multiple cast recording for this book is fantastic but I recommend getting the physical book as a companion sober it is loaded with pictures and ..Show More »documents. As a teacher, I highly recommend this book as a learning opportunity for 5th-8th grade and parents should read along with their kids and help them get the most out of the experience as it will likely yield many productive questions. I am interested to hear what persons of color may think about this book as it written by a white author and the primary character is a white girl.