Hands down my favorite children's illustrated book of 2017 and easily in my all-time top 10.
A beautifully written story on friendship, grief, loss, and healing with a generous helping of mystery and suspense thrown into the mix. Every character and environment is poppin'-off-the-page real, to the point where I could almost feel the muggy Georgia summer, even though it was 25* out and my hands were frozen numb from holding the book. (I couldn't put it down after I picked it back up.)
It's a rare thing indeed when both child and adult alike can enjoy an illustrated book over and over again.
This is one of those books.