High school senior Ariel is driven; he has worked hard to create a perfect resume to ensure he will get in to Harvard. But, in senior year, he suffers an academic set back that begins a downward spiral of academic, social, and personal pressures that cause him to have a breakdown. This engaging, multicultural coming-of-age novel deals with current and complicated themes of sexual orientation, peer and academic pressure, mental health, and resiliency. Suitable for literature circle kits or a class novel focusing on identity, emotional awareness, personal growth, mental health, resiliency, and how to deal with academic, social, peer, and family pressures. Log in to read the full review.