Why I bought it? I got this because I like Jerry Spinelli's writing usually. The main character is a boy, and I was hoping that would help my boy want to read it. When I read inside the front cover it made me laugh, and so I thought my daughter would like it a lot if no one else did.
Synopsis: Will Tuppence is worried about the universe around him falling apart when he finds out that protons decay. Will life ever be the same again? He is constantly annoyed by his little sister. He's falling for a girl and getting love advice from the 5 year old next door.
What did I think? It was pretty good. There were funny parts and poignant things that I liked. I especially like how Spinelli got the title. This book didn't reach me as well as most of his do. I think this was aimed at his target audience a little better than at me since my daughter loved it. She read it first and kept telling me I should read it. Now that I've read it, I'm not sure my son will go for it. Oh well. He's a hard sell.
My score: ***1/2
My daughter's score: *****
Cleanness score: 2, This has very little bad in it, but there is are a few descriptions of injuries.