A somewhat fluffy read that appeals to both genders, this book focuses on day-to-day interactions at a middle school. There's almost no character development (and thus it's hard to keep them straight, but it probably doesn't matter). Details about their town, families, etc. don't really exist.But, it actually has some depth to it, if you consider how this finger puppet changed how the kids interacted with each other and shifted their perceptions. There was a lot about their conversations and concerns that seemed pretty true to sixth grade.Great cover.