This audiobook follows eigth-grader "Antsy" Bonano as he looks back on three accidental, but beneficial friendships with a few interesting characters, including the often ignored Calvin Schwa.
"Fantastic character growth & detailed descriptions"
Fueled by friendship and sympathy, Antsy Bonano signs a month of his life over to his "dying" classmate, Gunnar Umlaut. Soon everyone at school follows suit, giving new meaning to the idea of "living on borrowed time". But does Gunnar really have six months to live, or is news of his imminent death greatly exaggerated? When a family member suffers a heart attack after donating two years to Gunnar, Antsy wonders if he has tempted fate by playing God. Fans of "the Schwa" will welcome favorite and new characters in this wholly fresh tale, which is as touchingly poignant as it is darkly comical.
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