Ninth grade is a year of change for Will Tuppence. His friend Mi-Su is suddenly more than a friend. But his other friend, BT, keeps getting in the way. Now summer looms, and with it looms all the possibilities to move from being a friend to being a boyfriend. There will be complications, of course. Not the least of these complications is Will's pest of a sister, Tabby.
Negotiating the beginnings of what could be his first romance, negotiating the perils of losing a friend over a girl, negotiating the demands of a stubborn little sister: Will is becoming quite the negotiator. In Spinelli's capable hands, this coming-of-age story should resonate with many readers who will share Will's frustrations and joys, his heartaches and headaches, his insights and his fumblings.