I wasn't sure at first when this book took place, because I didn't know about the state of Civil Rights in the South in the 1970s. This was very informative. I was glad the author mentioned the "inaccuracy" involving the broadcast dates of All My Children, because I did catch that! Readers will enjoy the period details about food, etc., and the cover was changed to get the fashions of the time right.
Readers of One Crazy Summer and other books set in the 1960s and 1970s will love this strong story of friendship and family.