The book was good, as far as it goes. That's my major gripe.
The book reads like a true account of a boy coming of age in the late dust bowl/Depression years, in Oklahoma. The writing's good, the events ring true (I came in just after this time, but I recognize the challenges to a boy growing up in that era, before the US entered WWII), and it's well worth your time to buy and read this book.
But I was left with a feeling of "And then what, Mr Forsythe? What happened next?" That lack of an 'ending', a conclusion, dropped this one from a solid 5 stars to a 4.
If there's a sequel, I'll buy it.