Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie is the story of how he copes with those changes and becomes a stronger, more compassionate young man because of it.
Here's a taste of the writing:
"Inside the dance, I found a bunch of my friends standing around in a corner. It suddenly struck me that the two worst social situations in middle school--dances and dodgeball--had a lot in common for guys like me. You go to the gym, stand in a corner as far away from the action as possible, and try not to be seen. Your eyes scan the room for threats--either flying projectiles aimed at your head or girls aimed at mortifying you by getting you out on the floor--and you sweat profusely while standing still. Also,you're wearing clothing that embarrasses you, and you feel like everybody else is better at this game than you are. And in both situations, you desperately hope that some miracle will occur to bring you glory, but you're too scared to attempt to do anything that might actually achieve any recognition. Oh yeah, dances and dodgeball: the two Ds of my middle school nightmares."
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