I thoroughly enjoyed this book, in spite of its length. I appreciated the parallels and similarities between the journey of Huck and Jim and that of Billy and Ruah. The political and theological conversations between Ruah and Billy are very realistic, although perhaps a little too belabored, but necessary for the growth of both characters. All of the characters experience a journey of some sort, and it is thought provoking and refreshing to read such an intelligently written novel.
Recommended for grades 9-12. For more information, visit Brian Meehl.