The writing style is clean and easy to follow, it has an excellent flow/pacing, and the editing is well done. The book seems to have been written for a younger audience, but I had no trouble staying connected to the story.
A couple of things: I think that there is a notable split between Jack’s younger teenaged years and his responsible adult years. I would have liked to see more of a link between the two. As it currently stands, there is a bit of a time disconnect and it feels almost like the years he must have spent with Aninha barely happened. Where were the secondary characters all that time? What were they doing? What did they do after the reading of the will? Also, I would have liked to have seen a bit more “gut-wrenching” emotion, especially toward the end.
Despite those things, this book was a VERY enjoyable read. I don’t often get the chance to read books of this genre, and went into it not knowing what to expect. I learned a few things during the course of this book and enjoyed doing so. When my children are in school age, I will gladly have them read it.
I rate this book 4 platypires, and look forward to reading more of Jacks travels!