This is usually not my type of book, but as a native Rhode Islander (living in NY-- yes, I cry at night about it), I felt a certain obligation to read it. De Silva paints a picture that is true Rhodyelin and it made me hunger for home and for a weiner allthewayandupdearm, a grinda and an Awful Awful. I love how the Sox were woven in, captured how we all feel about them, how the background players were real, and true to our native nature, and writing was tight and quick, very easy to read and never boring. It was pretty thrilling, but that was almost secondary to the charachters. They were built lovingly and with great detail, and in an age where a poorly written piece of junk like Twilight is popular, I can definitely appreciate a well-written book.