If thirteen-year-old Buddy Love's life were a television show, ratings would be in the pits! Not that Buddy's life is so terrible; it's just terribly average. He has an average family, gets average grades, and is the type of guy who is, basically, average. Besides watching television--especially talk shows and sitcoms--and girl-watching, nothing has ever really grabbed him.
But one day, Buddy's father wins a camcorder in a raffle. And when Buddy decides to tape his family and friends for a school project, he learns some very surprising--even shocking--things. His soap-opera-loving grandmother was a World War II spy? His quiet librarian mother was once a Playboy Bunny? Through the camera's lens, Buddy starts to see his family and friends a lot more clearly--and begins to suspect that he himself may not be quite so average after all.
September 1998 : USA Library Binding
October 1995 : USA Hardback
October 1995 : USA Library Binding
August 1998 : USA Paperback