I would have given it more than five stars if I could have! I want this one to win ALL THE AWARDS! This is a story about a nearly-illiterate boy who is relentlessly bullied, and whose best friend has recently died in a mysterious accident that the police think only Mason knows the details of. Mason and his new friend Calvin find respite from the bullies in the most unlikely place, but when another accident occurs, Mason finds himself in a hot seat that he literally can't understand. This book has all the makings of a classic. The writing was engaging, the characterization was perfection, and the message beautiful. I couldn't recommend this one enough! READ THIS BOOK. You will love it.