Ikenga was a quick, easy read. Essentially, the story is about a young boy who has been given a powerful object that can allow him to make a difference in his community while also avenging his father's murder. The reader gets to see if he will allow the power to corrupt him. I thought the story was nice, interesting, and well developed. The main character, of course, goes through development and maturity and progresses more after seeking help and support from a close friend. The action scenes are age-appropriate for middle grade. It was also nice to see some fantasy writing with children of color. The author did a really good of developing this world in a way where it was realistic and easy to visualize.