Bookwork Review: Do you need a good cry? Then this is the book for you. I teach 7th grade and in the state of Texas we have an award called the Lonestar award. It consists of books chosen by teachers, students, and librarians that represent the best books for teens. I've decided that I should read all of the books on the list this year so I can better relate to my students. This book made me cry! You want good things to happen for these characters, but of course Paulsen must write a tue story. Be prepared with a box of tissues while you read this!! A must read for educators!!