On a cozy street in Philadelphia, three neighboring families have become the best of friends. They can't imagine life without one another - until one family outgrows their tiny row house. In a bid to stay together, a crazy idea is born: What if they tear down the walls between their homes and live together under one roof? And so an experiment begins.
Lila Soto has a master's degree that's gathering dust, a work-obsessed husband, two kids, and lots of questions about how exactly she ended up here. In their new city of Philadelphia, Lila's husband, Sam, takes his job as a restaurant critic a little too seriously. To protect his professional credibility, he's determined to remain anonymous. Soon his preoccupation with anonymity takes over their lives as he tries to limit the family's contact with anyone who might have ties to the foodie world.
The Tragedy Paper follows the story of Tim Macbeth, a seventeen-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is “Enter here to be and find a friend.” A friend is the last thing Tim expects or wants - he just hopes to get through his senior year unnoticed. Yet, despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “It” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To Tim's surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, but she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone ever finds out.
"Better Than Alaska, but not as good as 13 Reasons"
Am Irving-Internat ist es Tradition, seinem Zimmernachfolger einen "Schatz" zu hinterlassen. Duncan findet mehrere besprochene CDs, auf denen ihm sein Vorgänger Tim seine Geschichte offenbart: Tim, ein Außenseiter an der Schule, verliebt sich in die faszinierende Vanessa. Von ihr fühlt er sich zum ersten Mal akzeptiert. Alles könnte sich ändern, wenn er den Mut hätte, offen über seine Gefühle zu sprechen.