Have you ever wondered what the other person is thinking when you find yourself in a strange situation? Wendelin Van Draanen (writer of the Sammy Keyes series) has captured the thoughts of two neighborsBryce and Julias they face different aspects of life. This light, sometimes humorous novel has alternating chapters for the main characters on a variety of subjects, from Bryce moving in across the street to Julis tree to school assignments. Both Bryce and Juli reach milestones of change in their lives, but I would not consider this a coming-of-age story, rather it is a gradual maturity as two kids grow into adolescence. Van Draanen only strays from her format (Bryces point of view and then Julis point of view) a little, keeping the reader from confusion. Anyone wondering about a boys inner thoughts or girls ponderings should read this book to get a glimpse inside!