When I Grow Up (Tales from Foster High) - John  Goode

I've heard people thought the ending was great, but I'm still not sure why it was necessary for Brad to join the army for such a long time - why not just start studying at the same time as Kyle, when they had the funds from Robbie just for that? It would have solved the issue they had, with Brad having nothing else to do but wait for Kyle...

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Other than the tiny thing that I just referred to in the spoiler (actual plot spoiler, don't read if you don't want to know what happens at the end), this book was very realistic - painful, but realistic, with the not-quite-grown-up-yet boys having problems living together for the first time, miscommunications and distrust. The father storyline was a bit over-the-top, in my opinion, but I did like the solution. Overall, despite the difficulties and the tears, this was an enjoyable read and just what I expected from this author.[spoiler]