When I first saw the title of this book, I assumed it was going to be funny or quirky. However, this book was more on the serious side. I still..Show More » enjoyed it a lot! This is more of a coming of age novel than a humorous book. I love the way that they portrayed his sister's Autism and how realistic they were with the way it was viewed in that time period. Reading this book has peeked my interest in the history of Alcatraz. Even though I knew that kids lived on the island, I never thought about their every day lives there. The narrator is great! He brings the characters to life with the voices he uses. I definitely recommend this book.