A hilarious novel about the perils and rewards of friendship, family and romance. Lately life has not been easy for Walker. His father has died, his girlfriend has moved away and the family finances are in a shambles. Finally, though, it seems as if things are looking up: Walker has a date with Rachel, the beautiful new girl in his class, and his mother has announced she's getting a job. Only it's not your average, run-of-the-mill mum's job. Walker's mother is going to be a stripper. What if his friends find out? What if Rachel finds out? Meanwhile, Walker's father has left him a piece of land on which Rachel's father is planning to build a mall. Walker must go about the hard work of farming the land - and the hard work of being in love for the first time.
Ron Koertge is a prize-winning author of many novels for teenagers including "Stoner and Spaz" and "Margaux with an X". He teaches the Writing for Children program at Vermont College, USA.