I think the sign of a good book is it makes you learn something, or want to continue to learn something. In this books case it did both. It really made me want to learn more about the tea process, Iran, and Star Trek. I was very happy to see that there was no love story, or any insta-love in it. Plus it was great that it was a stand-alone novel. The relationship between him and his family, along with his normal teenage issues made it very realistic. It has been awhile since I was his age, but I remember not fitting in at school and having issues with my parents, so it brought back some fond and not so fond memories. If you want a fun enjoyable read, with some great characters thrown in, here you go.