In middle school an agoraphobic teenager named Solomon tried to calm himself down by submerging himself in a fountain, in front of everyone at school. That was the last day anyone saw him and most people forgot he existed. Lisa, however, did not forget about him. She has a dream of going to the second-best psychology school in the country, but she needs a scholarship to go. If she can write an amazing essay about her experience with someone with mental illness she has a chance of finally getting out of Upland, California. Her boyfriend, Clark, thinks it's wrong to use Solomon's illness for her essay, but she is determined. It is soon clear that what started out as a simple experiment for a college essay is going to change all of their lives drastically.
This book switches between Solomon's and Lisa's perspectives. I like books written like that because I think it helps you understand where each character is coming from. I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants a great story about mental illness, friendship and relationships, and growing up.