What a wonderful follow up to Drums Girls and Dangerous Pie!!! Jeffrey and Tad's friendship, their survival of cancer when they were much younger, and their ongoing pledge to each other to help Jeff in Math and Tad walk across the 8th grade graduation stage are the signs of true friendship. Lindsey is wonderful as the new girl who likes Jeffrey despite his limp from chemo. Steven, Jeff's older brother has taken a year off from school, from life and to Jeffrey, it seems like he has been abandoned by his older brother. But this book has the humor of all of Sonneblick's books, even when dealing with very sad subjects. You laugh and you cry and that is a good thing when reading books. I learned so much about cancer from both of Sonneblick's books and I definitely recommend this to readers from grades 8 to adult, his books are inspiring, humorous and touching.