By Nick Hornby

Putnam Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780399250484, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2007


Just when everything is coming together for Sam, his girlfriend Alicia drops a bombshell. Make that ex-girlfriend--because by the time she tells him she's pregnant, they've already called it quits. Sam does not want to be a teenage dad.

There's only one person Sam can turn to--his hero, skating legend Tony Hawk. Sam believes the answers to life's hurdles can be found in Hawk's autobiography. But even Tony Hawk isn't offering answers this time--or is he? In this wonderfully witty, poignant story about a teenage boy unexpectedly thrust into fatherhood, it's up to Sam to make the right decisions so the bad things that could happen, well, don't.