This is another great example of historical fiction. The author researched the experience of immigrating to the U.S, passing through Ellis Island and finally the Triangle Shirtwaist fire of March 1911. She helps the reader really appreciate the difficulties that these new residents had to endure, while still keeping their hopeful vision of a new and better life. I really enjoyed this very quick read.
I really liked this book because I enjoy historical fiction and this is a good story. It is a time travel story, involving a 15-year-old boy whose father is very overprotective. He finds Jimi Hendrix's strato guitar hidden in his basement and when he strums the famous chord from "Purple Haze" he is transported back to the 1969 Woodstock concert. He encounters many interesting things, his own father at 15, his uncle who will die only a few weeks from then, girls, drugs and more. He has a mission to fulfill to help his father deal with his brother's death. The language is a little rough only in one part, and justifiably so. The drug message is quite powerful. A really good read.