What a lovely book. What caught my eye initially was the cute cover, but then after reading the synopsis I dove right in. Set in the present day, this is a touching young adult novel where we watch as Hudson comes of age and how his interactions with other characters get him there. Faced with tough decisions in his senior year of high school and changes within his own family, Hudson must learn to cope and figure out how he can still chase his dream without sacrificing this things he holds dear. The side characters too made this novel even more complete. There is humor and heart and the story bridges the gap between the young and old generations. I believe any one can relate to this novel, and so I would recommend this book to any age.