Being an immigrant, this struck a particularly deep chord with me. In the middle of the book, there was even a chapter which made me cry. I feel terrible for this child, for the conditions that he is forced to be in, and for all others like him. I feel embarrassed about the very system that kept my own family locked out of certain rights and privileges for the sole reason that being from a different place makes you some how worse than "native" residents (when in reality, Native Americans are the worst-off minority by many measures). I've had this book for almost two years now, half-read, and today I read it all in a day. It reaches deep in your soul and squeezes your heart. I recommend this to anybody curious about what it's like to grow up as an immigrant.