A little too smart, a little too fat, Bobby Goodspeed has always been a go-along-to-get-along kind of guy. But when his friend Addie decides to tackle the student council elections, Bobby finds himself changing in ways he never could have imagined in this tender, touching, utterly hilarious novel of life as a middle school misfit.
With his shaved head and begging bowl the new kid is an automatic target for the bully boys of Edward Rucher High, an easy mark for their casual cruelty.
He's supposed to be a college student, but Danny Murtagh is adrift. A gifted pianist with a broken heart, he's come home to regain his sense of balance. But to do so, he must dig much deeper than his failed romance and come to terms with the central tragedy of his life.