"Graham Salisbury presents another slice of Hawaiian life and, at the same time, shares the universality of the school assignment that asks for a person whom the writer admires. Boy Regis struggles to write the essay. All the while, he is starting a paper route beseiged by dogs, and his older brother experiments with gang culture. As his own narrator, Salisbury moves the reader through events at a fast pace with clarity. As they help Boy shape his essay, his dad, school mates, gang aquaintances, and Buzzy, the fisherman, are narrated as vivid, unique personalities. Graham Salisbury has a comfortableness with his own characters. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"