The Witch Boy is an unapologetically forward story about embracing your differences regardless of the cultural norms others are impressing on you. My only quibble is that the story was SO straightforward, the reveal of the "mystery" antagonist was not particularly surprising. Also, while the story wrapped up nicely, it was also extremely fast-paced, which left it feeling more like a short story than a longer tale. This is a story that could have easily been fleshed out into a longer series with more character development. It's still worth reading and is a fantastic story.