While Nick GardnerÕs family is falling apart, his best friend, Scooter, is dying from a freak disease. The ScootÕs final wish is that Nick and their quirky classmate, Jaycee Amato, deliver a prized first-edition copy of Of Mice and Men to the ScootÕs father. ThereÕs just one problem: the ScootÕs father walked out years ago and hasnÕt been heard from since. So, guided by SteinbeckÕs life lessons, and with only the vaguest of plans, Nick and Jaycee set off to find him.
Characters youÕll want to become friends with and a narrative voice that sparkles with wit make this a truly original coming-of-age story.