Novel in verse/14 year-old boy. This is about a baseball playing poem creating young guy whose mum dies and he has the perfect girlfriend who doesn't like poetry. Whew. That said this is a delightful book that has two poem geeks writing back and forth trying the different styles of poetry. Dad is struggling with dating and Kevin is struggling with how to get rid of the "cute" girlfriend. I loved the fact that he is a jock who creates poems. This book manages to cover a lot of ground sincerely. The dad is bereft and Kevin is struggling. Also things are not neatly tied up in the end---just like life.