I really liked this book. At the beginning it seemed like it would turn out to be boring. It was your typical dead dog, dead parents, drunk gardian tear jerker set up, but Bluefish wasn't anything like I anticipated. It turned out to be a lovely and interesting story. Travis and Velveeta alternate telling their stories, which often intertwine. I thought that this setup worked well with the messages that this book sends. This is a really simple yet complicated book that everyone would enjoy.