This book is a YA historical fiction book that was on the book list for my YA literature class. This book takes place during the Bay of Pigs, which is an interesting time period for a YA book. Franny, the main character, reminded me a bit of Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird. I almost gave up on this book as the first part is a little slow and I can see kids getting bogged down while reading it. I am glad I stuck with it though because I liked the second half of the book much more than the first half. I enjoyed seeing Franny mature as a person and I liked the secondary characters a lot--her younger brother Drew, her "crazy" Uncle Otts and her neighbor Chris. I borrowed this book from the library.