An excellent novel, of the growing dispute between church and state, the scientific state. Setting the novel in Pennsylvania with it's rich religous history was ideal. The development of juvenile law principles, and the rising use of behavior modifying drugs in this system is timely. Cudos to this author for being brave enough to say so.
A candid look into the future as this conflict grows. Religon and science are the two giants of civilized mankinds mental and social discourse. The continuing conflict is something which involves all of us. Well done.