My mom says I should warn parents that reading this book leads to kids asking for pet seagulls. The fact that Keeper got her pet, Captain, because he flew into her kitchen window should provide some defense; then again, my mom just said NO. This story has a very interesting format and you hear Keeper's thoughts and the thoughts of the others in her life as she learns more about her past. An author friend recommended this book to me, and I can see why. Keeper's (I made the mistake of calling the book The Keeper before I read it and realized that Keeper is the girls name) story will probably join One Crazy Summer, Mockingbird, and Out of my Mind in my top few Mock Newberys (how am I ever going to decide?).