Sixth-grader Rick is starting middle school and questioning his identity, and finds it difficult to be honest with his friend who is intolerant of others and a bully. Rick finds the courage to join a Spectrum club where he makes new friends, develop a bond with his grandfather, and break ties with his intolerant friend. This coming-of-age story for grades 4-7 is suitable for read-aloud, a novel study, a literature circle book, or a classroom library novel. It deals with important issues of teen angst, identity, sexual orientation, and acceptance in an approachable manner, and could help to build communities of tolerance. Log in to read the full review.