I am going to keep this book review as simple as possible and just say...I loved it! This story made me laugh and made me cry and also made me desperately want a mule for my backyard (but definitely not my kitchen). The writing perfectly described what I think it would feel like to grow up in house with 5 boys, which at times made me envious and at others thankful that I am an only child. This story was much different from A Book Thief, but offered the same brilliant writing technique of Markus Zusak. I would definitely recommend it!