Fourteen year old Kevin is really good when it comes to getting people to do what he wants. Right now he wants to make a girl like him. To do that, he needs to spend time with her. ﾠ The story takes place mostly at Kevin s school. He tells about having a terrible disease to get Katie to do his school project for him. He gets his teachers to let him out of class. He also convinces his friends to get his class work for him. Everything is going wonderful till people realize he is not telling them the truth. Kevin has to find out some way to turn things around, especially when he is faced with the possibility of losing his family. Can getting a girl to like you be worth it?
Gary Paulsen gives the reader a lot of different reasons why it is not a good idea to lie. The character Kevin, is faced with many decisions to make. The book keeps you wondering what will happen next . It is a good book for middle school students.
I had to ask my Mom what was meant on page 17, last sentence of the first paragraph. She wasn't real happy.
Reviewer City, State and Country: Glenwood, Arkansas USA