They’re both facing crisis in their lives yet these two middle schoolers are not sharing with each other what is really happening. In reality, each one of them is facing a difficulty but on the phone, life is good.
Charlotte and Ben are both middle schoolers who met playing scrabble online and now, they’ve finally physically talking to each other on the phone. During these talks, they don’t tell each other what is actually happening in their lives which is understandable. They don’t really know each other that well. I thought it was interesting how they create these exciting stories about what they are doing in life to tell each other, it’s as though they are creating a fantasy about the life they wish they had.
It’s a great story as each of the teens experiences real life events which are common among teens. I really liked the character of Ben, he was so serious at times, he just made me laugh.