This book is about the "Time to make the doughnuts!" guy in a world of fruit-people.
Hendrixson is good at writing characters; so much so that I don't even know if the story matters here, I was just interested in seeing how everyone made it through. This is good, considering I became unconcerned with the story itself pretty quickly.
Fruit-people, that's good. Not insultingly heavy handed, weird enough it seems probable, rememberable, for sure. The imagery of the story will have you mentioning the story to anyone you see eating fruit that you want to drop the "I'm literate" line on.