John Green meets 500 Days of Summer meets Nick Hornby.
Darren hasn’t had an easy year. His parents divorced, his brother left for college, and his best friend moved state. Also, he still doesn’t have a girlfriend.
Then his dad shows up at 6am with a glazed chocolate donut and a pretty world-shaking revelation. In full freak-out mode, Darren ditches school and jumps on a bus to visit his brother, Nate, at college. But someone weird / amazing comes along for the ride.
Told entirely in lists, this hilarious novel perfectly captures why having anything to do with anyone is:
3. ridiculously complicated
4. possibly, hopefully, the right thing after all