Elisha Cooper spent a year hanging out at a Chicago high schoola listening, watching, questioning, and sketching the students. He followed eight kids in particular, mostly seniors, through their entire year, and by telling their specific storiesaof classes, extra-curriculars, friends, romances, and familyahe gives us a more general picture of what itas like to be a high school student today. Part documentary, part soap opera, part sketchbook, this is an eye-opening, thoroughly entertaining accountaone that will appeal equally to readers who are looking forward to high school and those who are looking back.