In Smith’s first book for teens, Matt Nolan is a high school drug dealer and deadbeat who does just well enough to keep his grade point average above the state-mandated 60%. What no one knows is that Matt is selling drugs to earn money for the care of his beloved uncle Jack who is dying of cancer. He took Matt in when he had nowhere to go and they live together in a cramped and run-down trailer. When Matt is forced to join an extracurricular activity or face expulsion, he's partnered with Amanda, the overly cheerful social outcast who is collecting children's books for a local hospital. It’s only a matter of time until she discovers his secret. But Amanda is used to dealing with heartbreak and she becomes the friend Matt never knew he needed.