This is the first book by Caroline B. Cooney I have read and it won't be the last! This is the perfect casual read; it's not too long, it's very exciting, and covers interesting topics.
A suburban New York family fosters a refugee family from Africa and is confronted with issues they could not possibly have anticipated. I don't want to give too much away, but I will say that readers will gain an appreciation for events going on now in Africa.
I would recommend this book to readers who like fast action to hold their interest.
My rating: +++