The difficult transition to a new home, a new school, and a new set of friends is sensitively handled in this engaging novel. While he waits for one of his newly divorced parents to send for him, ten-year-old Jason is staying with his aunt and uncle and his cousin Everett. Everett is the kind of kid, studious and indifferent to sports, that popular, athletic Jason has always thought of as a loser. Jason is eager to get into the kickball game at this new school, but first the other guys want him to prove he's not a loser like his cousin. By the time Jason learns that he'll be staying on with his aunt and uncle, his loyalties and priorities-and his ideas about who "the losers" really are-have changed in unexpected ways.