A brave and beautiful story that will make readers laugh, and break their hearts at the same time. Now with a special note from the author! Thirteen-year-old Steven has a totally normal life (well, almost). He plays drums in the All-City Jazz Band (whose members call him the Peasant), has a crush on the hottest girl in school (who doesn't even know he's alive), and is constantly annoyed by his five-year-old brother, Jeffrey (who is cuter than cute, which is also pretty annoying). But when Jeffrey is diagnosed with leukemia, Steven's world is turned upside down, and he is forced to deal with his brother's illness, his parents' attempts to keep the family in one piece, his homework, the band, girls, and Dangerous Pie (yes, you'll have to read the book to find out what that is!).