This book contains great characters and messages, but the content makes this book iffy. At his school, Nate Foster gets bullied for being assumed to be gay and interested in other boys. There is TONS, and TONS of consumerism, and there is talk about bathroom jokes and includes VERY strong language (including some gay slurs). There is also talk of people drinking and being drunk, and one person, Libby (Nate's best friend), is kind of bad because she sneaks in reading a PlayGirl magazine. On a good note, this book had a protagonist that gave a message about following your dreams, but he also slipped away into New York without his parent's premission. Parents, this is a wonderful book, but please read it first before your kids read it!