Senior year is supposed to be easy, but for Ryan Dean West, there are no guarantees. Ryan Dean finds himself as the rugby team’s new captain and stand-off – the position once played by his friend, Joey. Plus, somehow he’s inherited as his roommate Sam Abernathy, a twelve-year-old cooking whiz with extreme claustrophobia and a crush on Annie Altman, Ryan Dean’s girlfriend. And Ryan Dean has his own problems, too – he’s haunted by things from his past he can’t escape, fear of losing Annie, and the fact that sometimes the uncontrollable force of friendship moves under its own power.
Andrew Smith – Penguin Books Ltd