The most nuanced aspect of An Unfinished Season, for me, has to do with Wils' dawning appreciation of adults as complex, three-dimensional figures. This evolving appreciation is carefully observed, well crafted, and particularly powerful. I would not hold the book up as great literature. Nor is the attention paid to psychiatry so central that it becomes a must read for psychiatrists. But An Unfinished Season is an enjoyable and interesting novel, well worth the time. Those who know and love Chicago, and anyone interested in the social issues of post-World War II America, should make a particular effort to track this one down.