This book is quiet and told through flashbacks. It has some wonderfully vivid descriptions in its sparse prose. It is about 15 yo Jonas who’s family is killed during a U.S. military operation in an unnamed Muslim country. He comes to America and struggles to assimilate-foster family, school, a first love. Through a counselor and therapist we find out about his past, including, Christopher Henderson, the U.S. soldier responsible for saving his life. The Book of Jonas is about memory, about the terrible choices made during war.