Article Title



Taylor Bitton


Family, Friendship, Coming-of-Age, Intermediate, Excellent

Document Type

Book Review


Davis is worried about starting high school this fall. He's heard that everyone gets one adjective that people at school will know him by, and while he knows he has some good and interesting qualities, he's pretty sure his adjective is going to be related to his weight. On top of this, Davis' best friend Sophie started growing away from him when she became best friends with the most popular girl in school. Davis' mom is busy working at her bakery, so his only company this summer has been his grandmother, who criticizes his every move. It feels like everything important is changing and everything hard is staying the same, but over time Davis learns that he has more control over his happiness than he ever initially realized.