I wanted to love this book, but it didn't work out that way for me :( For some reason I didn't connect with it. I found it to be very slow in the beginning, then it picked up, but I still struggled with it. I really liked Blue and Wilson and I loved that the story was filled with life lessons. The Manny incident with him bringing a gun to school was so random. I did not understand what point that served at all in this story. Maybe I missed something? Overall, it was a good story, but I was hoping to love it more.