The only negative to reading One Boy, No Water was that I read it during the winter and it left me longing for warm sun, sandy beaches and shaved ice. Zader is a young Hawaiian Boy that is allergic to water. He works to find his place in the world on an island where the water is the source for so much life. Zader, his brother, friends, and most important his Uncle, will draw you into the story and the way of life in Hawaii. It was such fun, for a main-lander like myself, to learn through Zader’s eyes what the Hawaiian culture is really like. I enjoyed learning of typical food, free time activities, and learning the words and dialect used in every day conversations. Most importantly though, I love the characters, the stories, and the great adventures that take place. I am hoping for an Uncle Kahuna of my own some day. Parker has a way with humor that will keep you engaged and laughing while you dream of beach vacations. I highly recommend this book not only to the young reader population that it was intended for, but also for those who enjoy feeling young and reading great tales. I look forward to the next book in the series.