A very easy book to read. The story is told by Harrison, (Harri,) Opoku an eleven year old boy who has recently arrived from Ghana.
Harri's sheer exuberance at learning his new home's culture is infectious.
The story opens when Harri sees a scene of crime near to his home. He and his friend decide that they will be detectives and help find out what has happened. Their naivety is touching, as they try to collect fingerprints and DNA, not really knowing what they are doing.
The end four months later is a surprise to the reader, and I won't spoil your reading pleasure.
I can honestly say it is a book I will remember for a long time to come.
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