This book was really good. I can relate to the main character, Bob, because he has a younger sibling. Bob and his family just moved in to a shady town with gangs and rude neighbors. Just as they settle in, Bob gets bullied by a group of bad kids. His dad is a preacher and is trying to repair a abandoned church. As they get to know their very strange neighbor, she seems nicer than what people say. Bob's family learns not to judge people by the way they look, and that this town isn't as bad as they think. I recommend this book to people who love realistic fiction and Christmas books.