I enjoyed this book so much. The characters reminded me of my childhood friends. An the imagery that the author brought forth, was incredible. I felt as if I was in Africa and and wanted so badly to be apart of the characters adventure. What really impressed me about this book was the fact that the four main characters each have strengths and stories of their own. I can easily see theme each having a book or so written about them. the research for areas, descriptions of clothing and dialect within that region came across so real. As if I could smell and touch the place without even being there. I can't wait to read the next book.