The book gets straight into detail and what has happened to Joel right from the start .this book is unlike All they herd was the sound of crunching metal ringing in the ears and then it was too late. Take one horrible rig driver, one mind bending car crash, one severely burnt child, and one worried mother and what do you get one hectic life. And I thought my life was hard was a little on the rough side when I was a little child. The novel Joel was an outstanding book I enjoyed how the book went into gruesome detail. any other book that I have read. Joel tells you step by step what he has had to go throughout his child hood and what is was like for him to learn how to do things over again.
In conclusion I would recommend that you read Joel because it is a very good book because of the way I goes into detail.