This is a great summer read: easy, light, and quick. The general premise: Turk, the kid who's allergic to his own sweat, comes up with a scheme to meet girls: walking dogs. Though written as current time, the book had a `40s kind of feel to it, mostly because of KSF's writing style, which is to give you enough description and information for the moment. I'm a detail kind of reader, but I didn't find her style jarring or hard to read. Rather, it matched the main character, which was perfect. He didn't strike me as the kid who would notice huge details or anything that occurred past the end of his nose, so it worked for me. Though Turk is one of those kids that can leave an adult rolling their eyes, I thought he was identifiable and his personality is completely understandable, given the way KSF writes his parents...in all, a nice read for the relaxed days of summer.