by Jamie F., May 25, 2005 12:38 PM
The world Joe Meno creates in this book is one full of infinite possibilities. The protagonist, somewhat of a superhero with sleuthing powers, spends his childhood solving mysteries and fighting crime. His adulthood is spent being frightened by the outside world and wishing he could still tap into his previous superpowers. Meno weaves the boy detective's childhood and adulthood into a beautifully written story illustrating the power of the human being to overcome trauma and depression. It's quirky and lovely and touching.