Look, it's probably because I'm a guy, but this story seemed to be about absolutely nothing until the last 50 pages. Thing is, it didn't matter because I love Alyson's writing style. Kind of like a Seinfeld show in print, but still, I couldn't stop reading. Alyson writes a great first-person narrative and that makes for a wonderful read. The hook was good, too. Wish our library carried more YA for boys but that's the nature of the genre. ----Mark L. Author of LINE CHANGE.