Willet's description of Jimi Hendrix's difficult childhood, drug problems, and lack of business sense is depicted along with his career as an influential artist responsible for changing music forever with his innovative use of the electric guitar. The only flaw in this book is the difficulty in keeping track of the many people involved in Hendrix's amazing career. Willet's description of Hendrix's death leaves the reader to decide if it was an accident or suicide. The final chapter describes the lengthy legal battles over the Hendrix estate. Each of the biographies in this oAmerican Rebelso series presents a fact-filled, nonjudgmental look into the life and untimely death of a cultural icon. Extraordinary men are described fully, with the good and the bad aspects of their lives addressed in a straightforward manner. This series is excellent, well-written and full of detail, but not bogged down with minutiae, and also offers other titles on James Dean, Jack Kerouac and Kurt Cobain. Young readers are certain to enjoy the stories of these famously rebellious artists.