I normally love this author's books. I buy this type of book for for a fun, relaxing read. Not sure what the author was trying to accomplish in this one. It is basically about Mitch trying to put up Habitat for Humanity type homes. The first family selected is a Latin/Mexican American family, 2nd generation Americans, born here in the US. They are a nice, hardworking family and certainly deserving of a home of their own. Thayer seems to go off on a few tangents about how great the ILLEGAL population is, and that people in this country illegally should be called Mexican Americans? (Not all illegals in this country are Mexican.) While she shouts the great virtues of illegal immigrants in the book, Mitch, the one building the homes, involves himself with the local Mexican American group, and Thayer then portrays the leader of this group as an attention getting, dishonest, publicity seeking vandal???? I'm not sure what the author was trying to accomplish with this book. If she wants to solve the problems of all of us horrible, hardworking, global warming Americans, then she should NOT write books about what is touted as scrapbooking. If you want to read about fist bumping, global warming, the "hatred" that is America, and the "inspirational" Jimmy Carter, then this book is for you. If you are looking for a fun read about scrapbooking, this book is most assuredly a PASS.