Seventh-grader Milo Cruikshank is having a tough time of things since his mother died. He has moved yet again, and once again is the "new kid," which he hates. One awful and embarrassing thing after another seems to happen to him - like when he sneezes a big, horrible wet sneeze all over Summer, the girl of his dreams.
Normally I am not a huge fan of dead mother books (and most particularly not dying mother books), but since this year I am on the committee to help choose books to feature in my library's summer reading program, I read this recommended title. I liked that it didn't make me live through Milo's mother's death - and that it turned out to be a funny, sensitive story about coping with loss.