Spinelli is almost one of my favorite authors. You may or may not know that I have a rule that if I like four of an authors books I can call them a favorite author. Unfortunately this wasn't in league with his other books i.e. Maniac Magee, Wringer, and Eggs. So I'm still waiting... This wasn't a bad book it was just a little bit too childish even for me. I mean the main character was different and I liked that he literally laughed in the face of danger but I don't know... it was too innocent.
One right after the other I read a book about bullying. Lucky me, right? Well this was a change of pace from what I just read because it was a YA read. Zinkoff was a real sweet kid and there was some nice sentimental things going on at times but it was just okay for me.