I've tried to describe this novel to a number of people and failed miserably. Then I read Jill's review on Goodreads, and she says it better than I ever will. Read her review. Then, read the book. You won't be sorry. Plus, it's got Shakespeare, courage, a really cool sounding graphic novel as part of the plot that I wish was available to read, and a dog (or two) named Luli.