What a GREAT book! I read a lot of reviews about this book but I must not have read very carefully because I had already decided I wouldn't like it, so I didn't pay attention to what it was really about.I was under the impression the story is about a guy in a small town where a thought to be extinct woodpecker has been spotted. It was SO much more. There were several stories woven together in a way I didn't expect at all. The end may have been the best part (in fact the last 3-4 chapters were just awesome).I can see why this is getting so much buzz for the Printz award. Love this book. Love love love. I cannot say it enough.