"That bites." "Yeah," I mumbled and stared out the window, wondering how it was possible that every time I thought I was already dealing with the worst case scenario it got worse... Seventeen-year-old Mike Carter is determined to clean up his act to convince Beth Valdez that he has reformed his party-boy ways enough to be boyfriend material. But when his family falls apart, things don't go as planned for Mike. Not even close. And he's on the brink of losing everything he's worked for. Unfortunately, fixing all the mistakes he's made won't be easy. Saving his sister from her own emotional problems could be beyond his abilities. And winning Beth's trust back might be impossible. Set against the music, movies, and fashion of 1979, this is an edgy and psychologically emotional YA with vintage seventies style.