By Chris Crutcher
The main charecters name is Ben. He is a senior at a small highschool in the middle od Idaho. Ben has a rare blood disease that will kill him by the end of the school year. He doesn't tell anyone because he wants to live a normal life. Ben's good personality make him enjoyable in class and a friend to everyone in the school. Once Ben finds out he is going to die, he starts to take more risks because he thinks he has nothing to lose. He starts messing with his teachers and calling them racist because they believe that racism is dead in America. He also doesn't tell anyone about his condition and that makes people very angry when he finally does tell them. Ben is a good person that has made a few bad decisions recently because he feels he has nothing to lose.