This is a must read for anyone who ever wondered what it was like growing up in the south or for anyone who wants to bring back memories of their childhood.
While the years the novel is set in was a bit before my time it still brought back great memories of sitting in my grandma's kitchen listening to her tell me about life in lower Alabama and the panhandle of Florida. One scene in the book brought back memories of my childhood. In the book Moore talks about sweeping the dirt in the yard. It might sound crazy but it was one of the chores my grandma gave me everytime I came over. She wanted her yard nice and neat with no footprints!
The story is all about a young boy from Florida who is sent to spend the summer with his grandparents in lower Alabama. It is a coming of age story and a history lesson all in one.