Includes first chapter of Justin Sayre's next book 'Pretty' (pages 269-283).
"It's the summer before high school, and Davis is starting to worry. According to his friend Ellen, everybody gets one adjective to describe them at the beginning of the school year. Unfortunately, Davis has a pretty good idea what his adjective will be: husky. But Davis hardly has time to think about high school, as the rest of his life is changing faster than ever before. Sophie, his best friend since forever, suddenly seems more interested in doing "girl" stuff--and Davis isn't invited. And his mother doesn't appear to have time for him anymore, either. In fact, only his embarrasing Irish grandmother is around, loudly reminding him of everything that is going wrong. The only thing Davis can count on is the feeling he gets when he listens to opera--the feeling that he does matter--even when the world seems determined to ignore him."--Page  of cover.