Fantastic! An easy, intriguing, exciting read! Great for younger audiences (middle school), but really intended for anyone with a bit of curiosity about the ol' Tommy Gun. Author, Karen Blumenthal, does a great job of fleshing out the origins of the gun, the inventor of it, and it's rise and fall. Lots of attention is given to the gangsters who gave it a bad name during the prohibition and depression. Delving into the seedy gangsters and how they abused the power of the Tommy gun was beyond fascinating. A captivating look at the gun that changed America.