Anyway, the story can't quite decide what is about. Is it about friendship? Basketball? How people deal with loss and trauma? Is it a love story? Is it a story about the Irish Mafia? Who knows?!
The characters all come off as either outright crazy (in boy21's case), or slow, dimwitted, and willfully ignorant. I just can't understand how nobody asks any friggen questions! I mean, Finley doesn't know how his grandfather, who has lived with him for years and who's soiled diapers he has to change, lost his legs. Are you serious right now? I call BS!!!
Even though I didn't love it, it was a really quick and easy read, and it was enjoyable enough. And hey, if you're a basketball fan, I might even recommend it for you!