This book was a very big influence in my life as a teenager, and came into my life at a time in my life that I needed it. The over all themes and messages with in, would make me question many stances I thought I held. I would go on to read the following installments and to this day I find and consume anything Author Daniel Quinn releases. If you have not found this book, I suggest you do so. I will not give away any detail about the book, because I could never tell you what it tells you!