There are two protagonists in this book : One is David, a teenager with Asperger’s who has a great family supporting him. The other is Kit, a girl whose father was recently killed in a car accident. The book alternates points of view with each chapter, with David trying to learn to act normal and Kit trying to get over her grief. The author does a very good job with these issues. The two are drawn together, become friends, experience trouble together, and so on. It turns out there is a pretty big revelation about the car accident and Kit’s parents. The writing is quite good.
There is bad language of the hell-damn-asshole variety but not a huge amount of it. The book also brings up the problem of private matters being broadcast all over the internet. I flagged five instances of really well-written little sentences that speak to the import of the book’s themes.