i am always on the look out for books to recommend to boy readers. they have to be funny, fast-paced and have interesting characters and this book is just that! Homer P. Figg goes on his own Odyssey in the deep south during the Civil War where he uses his wits and cleverness to track down his brother and stay one step ahead of his pursuers. a great historical fiction genre read for anyone, but especially for boys looking for one with some HUMOR in it!