Talbot tells the story of 'you' as a foster kid who goes to an impressive boarding school in New England. Talbot flawlessly writes the book in second person. I have not yet come across a book that writes in second person and have it done so impeccably. Talbot does a fabulous (pun intended) job writing this book and it kept me intrigued throughout the book. 'I' went through leaving my best friend, starting at a lavish boarding school, made new best friends, and discovered something extraordinary about myself.