I still haven't quite figured this book out. Don't get me wrong, it's good, but it hasn't been the best book I read this summer.
It is about two best friends, Marco and Stephen. The two amateur detectives have to deal with a bully and his friends who are threatening Marco because he is gay. At the same time they are grappling with their first forays into romance.
I liked the characters, especially Stephen who narrates this. I loved his family who felt real to me. I'm not so sure about Marco who seems extremely self centered, but maybe it is because he is dealing with more than we are aware of til the end of the story.
The saddest thing in this book is how the two boys never really communicate to each other. Marco is starting high school in a private school and Stephen has no idea why he is abandoning him. On the last day of school they come up with a plan to crash the high school prom so Marco can tell Benji, who plays in the band, that he really likes him.
Pretty much anything that can go wrong, does.
The fact that they never really talk about the important stuff contributes to the ensuing chaos.
I will be getting this book for our school library because it is a great addition to our collection of books with gay characters.