We read a contemporary book about a contemporary boy who takes shits on camera. It proved to be incredibly thought-provoking and every single one of us were disgusted with Gerald’s parents but we were also pretty much in line feeling that we read the book with more of a clinical disgust than anything else. It got our feathers all twisted and whatnot. As for it being a GOOD book . . . it got some pretty solid reactions out of us so in that regard yes, it was good. No one really connected with any of the characters, though, so take that for what you will. Read what we had to say here and come to your own conclusions.