As mentioned in other reviews, Tom Spanbauer is one of my favourite authors. The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon inspired me to get all five of his fantastic books.
Spanbauer's books are wonderful to read. It was interesting to read Faraway Places, his first book, out of sequence. You still recognise his themes of a young adult living in a tough family in Idaho, where religion and strong morals dominate*. Here it is a shorter book, where the others are epics. This might have less humour than his later books, but the strength remains.
* Strange how religions and morality can get so twisted and end up being the total opposite of what they pretend to be. How can people be so stupid?
If you like good and honest writing I recommend this book, it's amazing. I recently went on one of Tom's dangerous writing courses which I also highly recommend. This book will blow your mind, read it, go on.