None of this is Real. All of this is True.
Living in the natural wonderland of the coastal islands, a boy named Jordan has already discovered the meaning of trouble in his life. He can't understand why terrible things--the loss of his mother, the suffering of his father--happen. But he also feels that there is an answer somewhere, and he is determined to find it.
To his amazement, he makes a discovery beyond his wildest dreams--and learns that the world, the beautiful promising world of fireworks and singing birds and long lazy days on the water, is more fabulous than he ever imagined.