Four and a half stars for this heart breaking book. Jimmy Flick sees and reacts to the world very differently to other kids, only his mother is able to slow him down and keep him safe. When the worst happens, Jimmy has to find his own way. This book deals with many sad and scary areas; the legacy of alcoholism and domestic violence, grief and the treatment of difficult and unwanted children, but it is ultimately hopeful. Jimmy’s way of seeing the world, how things are connected and what makes people tick, is unique and beautiful; his story able to break my heart because I came to care deeply for this little boy.