This novel is the 2013 Newbery Winner!
It was my first Kindle Fire read and I immediately thought of it as the 21st century's Charlotte's Web so I am not surprised it won this award!
You can watch a book trailer and read more about it at: http://theoneandonlyivan.com/
Also, this week the Washington KidPost editor, Tracy Grant, wrote an essay sharing lots of evidence as to why this is such a great read. Her essay makes both a strong read for how to write an essay recommending a book and also does a great job recommending this book! (So share it either in Reading Workshop, Writing Workshop, or both!
Be sure to find time soon to read this book!!!