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.