Ten-year-old ‘Beans’ Curry is an enterprising boy growing up in failing Key West, FL, during the Great Depression in the 1930s. His schemes for earning money have unexpected consequences. Then, New Dealers arrive in town with big plans to make sleepy Key West a tourist destination.
It’s fun to read about a boy’s life in another time. Great that Holm so seamlessly tells of the culture and history of Key West while telling this fast-paced story of Beans, his family and friends. I’m a grown-up but have visited Key West many times. Recommended.