This novel was absolutely heart wrenching and unbelievably captivating. I'm usually not htat into autobiographies and the lot, but this book is a five star. If I could, I would give it twenty stars. As a high school student, this novel really raised my awareness of some of the not so nice things that happen to children. If I were to be in Jennings' situation throughout the abuse and numerous homes, I certaintly would not have been able to keep the great faith and sweetness Jennings Burch had.