This book is written like a poem and the dancing was described with flash words giving it the jump jive and wail feel. The work is historic-fiction and gives a good sense of the time and the sacrifice of immigrants (Americans!!!!) and the injustice that they face even when they give their lives for their country. I learned about the USO and the jazz owls-the girls who had to dance to pick up the spirits of the men going to war. I loved the style it was written in and the rich details. It's a wonderful book.