This story was an interesting read. The author cleverly avoids describing the appearence of the main character, Gavin, which encourages the reader to use their own imagination. He does not get bogged down in detail, which enables the story to flow nicely. The author proves to be a very creative writer, as I was convinced (until told otherwise!) that the setting for the story was a real place. I also really liked the positive message of the importance of family that the author puts across. The only criticism of this book would be its length. I could have read more!