After the citizens of Kidsboro finally get the resident con-artist out of town, they are all very happy. But when he decides to build his own town, Bettertown, across the creek, tensions begin to build until Free Enterprise Kidsboro and Communist Bettertown start preparing for war.
Good is good and bad is bad. One character is angry with another for helping the competition and at his best friend for joining the competition, but in the end he learns to forgive them.
The main characters are Christians and pray and attend church. One character realizes that he has not been acting very Christlike and repents.
A boy falls into a freezing creek and a character has snow dumped down her back; the two towns are preparing for war and one's bootcamp is described, and it mentions that one character is accused of police brutality every week.
Drug and Alcohol Content
The author mentions that the main character and his mother had to run away from his drunken, abusive father.
Crude or Profane Language or Content
I really enjoyed reading this book and there were many places where I was laughing and pointing out quotes to the people around me. It had a good message of forgiveness and showed what could happen when one person decides to force everyone else into submission as well as what could happen when people resist that person.