I picked up a book at the library last week and I have to admit, I completely judged this book by its cover. Who wouldn't be intrigued by that photo ? It reminded me of "it's the new Jan Brady" Brady Bunch episode. The author recounts her childhood, being a white girl growing up in a predominately black neighborhood of South Seattle. I didn't realize the local ties until I started reading. Her stories are funny, compelling and heart breaking all at the same time. I found myself unable to put the book down until I was finished. I highly recommend !