Philip Love, 13, nicknamed Buddy after a character in an old Jerry Lewis movie, The Nutty Professor, is interested only in watching television, and watching girls. Growing up, Buddy thought cartoon characters actually lived in the TV set. He is the classic underachiever, and lackey to the cool kids in school. He never seems to take a stand of his own. Then his Dad wins a video camera at work. Triggered by his interest in TV, and making TV shows, Buddy decides to use the camera for a social studies project. The project requires him to explore his own history. Armed with the video camera, he finds out some surprising things about his relatives, and realizes that they are as interesting as the characters on TV. He also finds out things about himself that makes him a stronger person.
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Date read: 5/18/2009