The title of this book struck me first. Followed by the fact it was about the Japanese internment during WWII. I loved that it told a story about an old man and a child (him as a boy). However, I became disappointed about halfway through the book when I could easily tell where it was going and how it would end. It was too predictable for my taste, but I finished it. It ended just as I thought it would, no surprises. This would be a good book for a high school student learning more about the Japanese internment, but not as a novel for an educated adult.