This was an ok telling of a road trip with two teen boys.: Colin and Hassan. Colin is a super smarty pants who loves anagrams and girls named Katherine. 19 of his previous girlfriends all shared that name. Hassan is his best friend/sidekick. Thank goodness for Hasan because he livens up the dialogue. After a brief time on the road, they end up in Tenessee in the small town of Gutshot and become part of an interesting and slowly dying manufacturing community.
Overall, Green did a nice job of understanding the teenage mind. There were some laugh out loud moments but nothing too terribly different from other coming of age books. The characters living in the town of Gutshot were much more interesting than Colin and helped carry the book along.