Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life: he plays drums in the All-Star Jazz band, has a crush on the hottest girl in the school, and is constantly annoyed by his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey. But when Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven's world is turned upside down. Between being terrified that friends at school will learn about Jeffrey, feeling ignored by his parents, and being scared for his brother, Steven takes refuge in his basement practice room. His English class journal becomes the place he records the burdens of his young life. Insightful, funny, and touching, this is a book for drummers, and those with little brothers.
Date read: 4/29/2009
Steven finds out his little brother is really sick and has to cope with it.