I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard and so long when reading a book. The novel isn't all amusing anecdotes, though. It has a real heart and purpose to it. The novel is historical fiction and it does an excellent job taking a reader back to a specific time and place. But it is also about a boy growing up and the often hilarious hijinks that ensue. I'd give this to someone looking for a funny book about growing up or for a novel that explores important historical issues.
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Tags: Character-Driven, Family Life, Historical Fiction, Humor, Issues Fiction, People of Color