Max is the consummate high school overachiever. Straight-A student, debate team captain, future editor of the school paper, dutiful Max does what's expecteduntil the day he inexplicably breaks up with Cindy, his perfect girlfriend. Is their relationship too much to handle on top of everything else? Or is Max just tired of doing everything he's supposed to? As Max begins to question his life, all of the old rules dissolveand he searches in some very unlikely places for new ones.
“Nelson, it seems, possesses that peculiar and particular ability, granted to only a few the Judy Blumes and J. D. Salingers of this worldto accurately portray the mysterious inner life of the American teenager.”
Time Out New York
“Fiercely real and really fierce.”
Daniel Handler (aka “Lemony Snicket”)
Max, a senior, makes excellent grades and achieves everything he tries. But something is not right-in his relationship with the "perfect" girlfriend and with himself. In a starred review, PW called this "an especially mature and incisive look inside the heart of a teenager who believes that he might already have seen the best that life and love have to offer." Ages 14-up. (Sept.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.