This is definitely an amazing book.
Having grown up in the military life style, MacDonald did a wonderful job of giving the reader a true feeling of the family structure and sense of the community within the military. It actually made me slightly nostalgic over the base I lived on during my elementary school years.
Personally, I really enjoyed the flow of the book. There was tension and fluidity in all the right places. Not too much or too little of either.
Lovely read, and definitely one I'll revisit later down the road.