This book was amazing. I found the book very hard to get into , as it just seemed like a boring teenager's life before he dies. However, as the book progressed I started to become more absorbed into the book. I wanted to know all about Ben's life. Chris Crutcher turns a simple book into a plot filled book full of many themes and the issues of adolescence. I would recommend this book to boys and girls. I also loved the the use of humour in his book. I learned that it is important to live in the moment and give it your all; sometimes we have to savour the truth to enjoy life!