As I began reading, I realized that I'd read this before. And I had the same impression of it this time as the first time. I liked it. It's a very evocative depiction of this moment in 9 yr old Michele's life. But ultimately, I wanted more than the narrow focus it provided. I really wished the scope of the world - and the story had been widened to answer more questions and provide greater insight into what prompted these events in the first place. For example
I just wanted more.