Set in some point of the 60s (historic marker such as the Air Raid Drills in public schools) in Detroit, Burton Rembrandt shares with us the story of how he got to the Children's Trust Residence Center (CTRC). Along the whole storytelling we are teased with the idea of Burt having gravely hurt a girl named Jessica, and while is worrisome, sometimes thinsgs aren't wht they seem to be. Burt tells this stoery through the scriptures in the walls of the Quiet Room in the CTRC, transcripts of his file that negligently his doctor lets him have. What is so catchy about this book is the "authenticity" of Burt's voice. We do perceive him as an eight-year-old kid that get words from his parents, that has doubts and fears provoked by grown-ups around him. Lovely read, not what you'd call a "beautiful story", but very well written.